A crew member working on Marvel’s “Wonder Man” television series died after an accident at Radford Studio Center (formerly CBS Radford), Variety has confirmed.
The L.A. County coroner identified the crew member as Juan Osorio, a 41-year-old rigger who goes by the nickname “Spike” and lived in Temple City. Osorio died after falling off the rafters Tuesday morning. Filming for “Wonder Man” was not occurring at the time of the accident, and the production is now halted for the day.
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“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident,” a Marvel spokesperson said in a statement.
IATSE president Matthew D. Loeb issued a statement as well, calling the crew member’s death a “tragic loss.”
“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,” said Loeb. “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.”
On Wednesday, GoFundMe promoted a fundraiser set up by Osorio’s friends.
“On Feb. 6, 2024, our friend Spike lost his life on the set of Marvel’s ‘Wonder Man’ shoot at [Radford Studio Center] due to a potential structural failure,” the fundraiser description reads. “We are hoping the production company, the facility, MBS, Marvel Studios handles things properly, but expect a long road fraught with attorney fees and expenses. In the meantime, bills will be mounting and the widow, boom operator Joanne W., will be left to deal with everything. Help if you’re able, it’s greatly appreciated.”
The fundraiser has a goal of $150,000 and currently has more than 1,000 donations totaling over $120,000.
Deadline broke the news.
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