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Crew Member Passes Away on Marvel’s Set of Wonder Man

HONG KONG, CHINA - 2019/07/28: American film production label owned by Disney, Marvel Studios, booth at Ani-Com & Games event in Hong Kong. (Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

A crew member of Marvel’s Wonder Man tragically died on set. Sources have managed to get the victim’s name and the company’s official statement on the matter.

Thanks to Deadline’s report, The Los Angeles Police Department has shared that the crew member’s name is Juan Carlos Osorio, age 41. He was a respected rigger on the set, one who was assigned to arrange and handle structures to ensure the highest quality of lighting was ready for filming

Unfortunately, Osorio fell from one of the rafters. Wonder Man wasn’t filming at the time of the incident, but some of the crew members, including Osorio, were already working.

The incident took place just a few hours ago at CBS Radford Studios in Los Angeles. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has already launched an investigation to learn more about the tragedy.

Marvel released an official statement regarding the matter. They are extending condolences to Osorio’s family and friends and reassured them that a thorough investigation is already on its way.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident.”

Marvel’s official statement

Additionally, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), a union that represents workers like Osorio, also released a statement.

“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. 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.”

IATSE on the Marvel incident

More about Wonder Man

Marvel first announced Wonder Man’s development back in June 2022. The series will air on Disney+, where talented actors such as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Wonder Man) and Ben Kingsley (Trevor Slattery) will showcase their acting expertise.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II at the 76th Tony Awards held at the United Palace Theatre on June 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Eichner/WWD via Getty Images)
Photo by Steve Eichner/WWD via Getty Images

Director Destin Daniel Cretton, who also worked on Shang-Chi, will be working with head writer Andrew Guest, who is also famous for his work in the Brooklyn 99 series.

Marvel and Disney have yet to reveal the series’s premiere date.

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