Production on a science-fiction drama was shut down after a fatality occurred on the set. Deadline.com reports that the TNT series “Falling Skies” shut down following the death of a Teamsters security guard.
The guard was hit by an unattended truck, which rolled down a hill and pinned him against a tree, the story says. The incident happened in a park in Burnaby, British Columbia, where the show is taping its fifth and final season.
“A five-ton truck parked on a 6% slope had been left unattended,” said WorkSafeBC spokesman Scott McCloy, whose group is investigating the death. “The vehicle tailgate was lowered for off-loading of equipment. The truck rolled backwards down the slope and the deceased worker was caught between the tailgate and the tree.”
TNT said it is “deeply saddened by this tragic event, and on behalf of the producers and TNT, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family of the security guard.”