A Taiwanese construction worker was killed and two others injured in an accident in Taipei, at the scene of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming movie “Silence.”
The accident happened around 10 a.m. Thursday (local time) when temporary wooden scaffolding collapsed at the Chinese Culture and Movie Center, according to the Taipei City Construction Management Office.
The construction worked was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. The extent of the injuries to the other two men is currently unknown.
The film is in advanced pre-production with shooting set to begin in the next couple of days, according to local sources.
“Today there was an unfortunate accident at CMPC Studios in Taiwan, where the Martin Scorsese film, Silence, is in pre-production. An existing structure on the CMPC backlot had been deemed unsafe by the production, and accordingly a 3rd-party contractor was hired to reinforce and make it safe prior to any production-related work commencing in this building. Sadly, during this process, the ceiling collapsed, resulting in the death of one of the contractor’s employees and injuries to two others. Everyone is in shock and sorrow and expresses their deepest concern and sympathy to the families of the individual who died and those who were injured,” said a spokesman for the film in a written statement first carried by Deadline Hollywood.