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Crew Member Dies After Fall On Set of Mister Rogers Film

A sound mixer fell two stories from a balcony while taking a break between scenes.

A sound mixer has died after a fall on the set of the untiled Mister Rogers biopic, according to Deadline. Police say that a 65-year-old man fell two stories from a balcony while taking a break between scenes in Mount Lebanon, PA. He was taken to a hospital last night in critical condition.

According to The Associated Press, the man was identified as James M. Emswiller of Pittsburgh. Deadline reports that he apparently suffered a medical emergency and fell over the brick wall of a balcony in an apartment building where the film was shooting.

Filming of the biopic, which stars Tom Hanks, was halted while authorities investigated. Emswiller was a veteran sound technician who earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his mixing work on HBO’s Bessie. He also worked on films including The Avengers and Jack Reacher. 

Read the full story at Deadline