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Before this fatal accident, safety on American film and television sets was the subject of careful scrutiny, after the tragic death of the director of photography of an Alec Baldwin film, in 2021.< /p>Agence France-Presse

A technician died Tuesday on the set of a new Marvel superhero television series in Los Angeles, Disney announced .

The man, whose name has not been released, fell from the metal beams above the studio and succumbed to his injuries.

He was one of the technicians responsible for installing equipment such as scaffolding, lighting and electrical cables on film and television sets.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go to his family and friends, and we support the investigation into the circumstances of this accident, said a spokesperson for Marvel, owned by the giant Disney, in a statement. /p>

Accident comes at a time when safety on film and television sets is under scrutiny careful, due to the tragic death of the cinematographer of Alec Baldwin's western Rust, in 2021.

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The industry's working conditions were also at the heart of the actors' and writers' strikes that paralyzed Hollywood for six months last year.

Unions representing technicians on film sets must renegotiate their own contracts with studios later this year.

Tuesday's accident occurred while filming Wonder Man, a Marvel superhero series starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Ben Kingsley .

Ben Kingsley is expected to reprise his role as Trevor Slattery, which he first played in the Marvel film Iron Man3in 2013.

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