Cirque du Soleil worker killed in the US

A Cirque du Soleil technician has lost his life after he was hit by a lift in San Francisco.

He was working during a pre-set of the Luzia show near the AT&T Park, according to East Bay Times.

The accident was reported in a tent, 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.

Police say the show was cancelled.

According to ticket holders, officials with the show were handing out fliers apologizing for the cancellation:

“Due to circumstances beyond our control we have unfortunately been forced to cancel the show scheduled for today,” the fliers read.

“We ask that you accept our sincere apologies. We understand the inconvenience that this has caused and we would like to do all we can to allow you to enjoy the complete performance of Luzia on another date.”

It comes after Queensland trapeze artist Lisa Skinner fell five metres from a hoop during the Kooza show in Sydney this week..