Studio City, California – A crew member working on the Marvel Studios series “Wonder Man” tragically lost his life following an accident on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, in the morning at CBS Radford Studios in Studio City.
The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, unfortunately lost his life while performing his duties as a rigger, falling from the beams.
In response to this tragic event, a spokesperson for Marvel stated: “Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the affected individual’s family and friends. We fully support the ongoing investigation to clarify the circumstances of this regrettable accident.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be responsible for conducting the relevant investigation into this incident.
Matthew D. Loeb, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, expressed the impact and sadness that the labor union is experiencing in the face of this situation: “We are providing all our support to the family of the deceased and their colleagues in these difficult times. Safety on set is an absolute priority, and we will collaborate fully with Cal/OSHA in their investigation.”
Despite advancements in workplace safety, fatal accidents on film sets remain a concern. Tragic incidents such as the recent shooting on the set of “Rust” and the death of Sarah Jones during the filming of “Midnight Rider” have sparked lawsuits and calls for reforms in the film and television industry.
It is crucial to emphasize that the safety and well-being of all personnel involved in the production of movies and series must be a constant priority. Every life lost on a set is a tragedy that reminds us of the importance of implementing rigorous safety measures.
Despite this fatal work accident, filming for “Wonder Man,” starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, will continue as planned. The production, which was affected by industry strikes last year, is scheduled to commence next month.