An employee of Cirque du Soleil died Tuesday night because of an incident during the editing of the Luzia show which was to be presented under a marquee in the parking lot of AT & T Park in San Francisco.
The performance of Tuesday’s show was canceled due to the incident.
San Francisco Police Officer Carlos Manfredi announced that the death of the employee had been recorded in the hospital after he was subjected to what was termed an industrial accident.
In a statement issued Wednesday morning, the management of Cirque du Soleil said that the unfortunate had been hit by the fall of a telescopic nacelle.
Since the family of the victim had not yet been notified of the tragedy, nothing was said about his identity.
Cirque du Soleil, headquartered in Montreal, employs some 4,000 people, including 1,300 performing artists from more than 50 countries.
AT & T Park is located in the South Beach area, very close to downtown San Francisco. This is where the Giants of the National League of Baseball have evolved since 2000.