SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco police and firefighters were investigating reports of an industrial accident that occurred on Tuesday night at Cirque du Soleil in San Francisco, according to Officer Grace Gatpandan.
At around 10:40 p.m., police confirmed on Twitter that an employee has died in the accident. He was a technician, Cirque du Soleil told KRON4.
The employee has succumbed to his injuries. We offer our sincere condolences to the family and coworkers @Cirque. No further info @ thistime
— Officer Manfredi (@OfficerManfredi) November 30, 2016
The incident happened near AT&T Park on the corner of Third Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard.
At around 6:31 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a traumatic injury.
An adult male was found with traumatic, life-threatening injuries, requiring CPR, firefighters said. He was taken to a nearby hospital.
He later died, police said.
The show has been canceled on Tuesday night.
— Ofc. Grace Gatpandan (@OfficerGrace) November 30, 2016
No other information has been made available by police or firefighters.
Here is the statement from Cirque du Soleil:
“It is with immense sadness that we report a fatal accident that occurred on November 29, during the pre-set of the show LUZIA in San Francisco. One of our employees, a technician on the show, was struck by a lift and passed away from his injuries. We cannot confirm our employee’s identity at this time as his family has yet to be reached. We are currently gathering more information about this tragic accident and will update you with more details as soon as we are in a position to do so.”