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Crew member dies in on-set accident on Marvel TV series Wonder Man
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Crew member dies in on-set accident on Marvel TV series Wonder Man

The man was 41 years old

A man has died on the set of Marvel Studios' upcoming series, Wonder Man.

Filming for the upcoming miniseries began in April 2023, but ground to a halt as a result of the SAG-AFTRA strikes.

The series is set to start production next month, but tragedy has since struck, with a member of the crew having recently died. The series was not filming at the time of accident, according to Deadline.

A man has died on the set of an upcoming Marvel series.
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The incident took place at Radford Studio Centre in Los Angeles where a man working as a rigger fell off a catwalk.

It's unclear how the man - who has since been named as Juan Carlos Osorio - fell, but he is confirmed to have died at the scene.

Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the news of the Osorio's untimely death, Deadline reports.

A Marvel spokesperson has also confirmed the ordeal and sent their condolences to his family.

"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident," they said in a statement.

The ordeal took place at Radford Studio Centre in California.
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Matthew D. Loeb, president of of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, added: "Everyone in the IA family is shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic loss. We are working to support our member’s family, and his fellow members and colleagues."

Noting that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into what happened, Loeb continued: "Safety on set is our highest priority and we will assist Cal/OSHA in their investigation in any way that we can. If you feel unsafe on set for any reason, members can call the IATSE Safety Hotline at 844-422-9273 or use our safety info app."

The Wonder Man series was confirmed to be taking place in June 2022, but, in the wake of filming having to take a nine-month hiatus last year as a result of the strikes, a release day for the Disney+ show remains unclear.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is starring in the Wonder Man.
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ed Harris and Sir Ben Kingsley are all starring in the highly anticipated miniseries, which is reported to consist of ten episodes.

Kingsley will reprise his Iron Man 3 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings role of Trevor Slattery.

The series will follow Simon Williams (played by Abdul-Mateen), who in the comics is a scion of wealthy industrialist, his company losing out to Stark Industries.

He then goes to work for the villain Baron Zemo who gives him ionic talents. Once an adversary of the Avengers, Wonder Man ultimately teams with them.

No foul play is suspected in the on-set accident, and an investigation is ongoing.

Topics: News, Film and TV, US News, Los Angeles, Marvel