Equipment operator dies in accident at Cirque du Soleil in SF – SFGate

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A Cirque du Soleil technician was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a lift during a pre-set of the “LUZIA” show near San Francisco’s AT&T Park, authorities said.

The accident was reported at 6:43 p.m., said Officer Carlos Manfredi, in a tent in Lot A south of the ballpark, where the show is being staged until Jan. 29.

“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,” Cirque du Soleil officials said in a statement. “One of our employees, a technician on the show, was struck by a lift and passed away from his injuries.

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