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Accident claims life of B.C. security guard

An accident on the Vancouver-area set of a popular science-fiction television series connected to Steven Spielberg has claimed the life of a security guard.


September 22, 2014
By The Canadian Press

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Scott McCloy of WorkSafeBC says the accident happened Monday night on the Burnaby, B.C., set of the TV series, “Falling Skies.”

He says a five-ton truck was parked on a slope, with its tailgate down to unload equipment, when the vehicle rolled backwards and pinned the worker to a tree.

McCloy says the unidentified worker was taken to Royal Columbia Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., but died of his injuries.

Turner Entertainment Networks says in a statement it is saddened by the tragic event and expresses its condolences to the security guard’s family.

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“Falling Skies” tells the fictitious story about the aftermath of an alien attack on the world, and its executive production team includes Spielberg and other members of DreamWorks Television.


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