Tragedy has struck the Vancouver set of TNT drama ‘Falling Skies.’ An as-yet-unnamed security guard was killed during a terrible accident on Sept. 15.
A security guard was tragically killed on the evening of Sept. 15 on the Vancouver set of Falling Skies, TNT’s critically acclaimed sci-fi drama. The victim — who has not been named at the time of this writing — was killed by “an unattended truck that rolled down a slope,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. So sad.
‘Falling Skies’: Security Guard Dead During On-Set Accident: Crushed By A Truck
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, WorkSafeBC spokesman Scott McCloy revealed that the accident happened at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday in Burnaby, the suburb of Vancouver where the drama was being filmed.
The victim had been hired to conduct security, and was standing nearby a 5-ton truck with its tailgate down in order to facilitate off-loading. The truck, unattended, “rolled backwards down the slope and caught the deceased worker between the tailgate and a tree.” So scary.
As the local police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigate the fatal workplace incident, filming has been halted on Falling Skies‘ fifth and final season.
‘Falling Skies’ In Its Fifth & Final Season
The series, well-loved by fans and critics alike, stars Noah Wyle as a history professor at Boston University until an alien invasion creates a post-apocalyptic world which forces humans into slave labor.
Noah’s character enters the battle against the invaders as the second-in-command of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment after he learns that his son has been captured by the “Skitters” — the six-legged invaders who have taken over the world and destroyed 90% of the human race.
Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family during this difficult time.
— Amanda Mitchell