Dec 01, 2020
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Toronto set dresser killed on set

TORONTO (CP) _ A 56-year-old set dresser was killed by a collapsing concrete wall Thursday on the set of a Samuel L. Jackson movie in Toronto.

David Ritchie and two other men were taking apart the wall around 2 p.m. on the set of the sci-fi thriller "Jumper" when it collapsed.

Police say Ritchie was buried by sand, wood and frozen debris attached to the wall, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

One other man was taken to hospital with serious neck and back injuries, while the third man was unharmed.

Ritchie was a veteran set dresser, known for his work on the television series "Road to Avonlea" and the feature film "X-Men."

Jackson was not on the set at the time.

The death is being classified as a workplace accident and is in the hands of Ministry of Labour investigators.

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Headline, Industry News

Toronto set dresser killed on set

TORONTO (CP) _ A 56-year-old set dresser was killed by a collapsing concrete wall Thursday on the set of a Samuel L. Jackson movie in Toronto.

David Ritchie and two other men were taking apart the wall around 2 p.m. on the set of the sci-fi thriller "Jumper" when it collapsed.

Police say Ritchie was buried by sand, wood and frozen debris attached to the wall, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

One other man was taken to hospital with serious neck and back injuries, while the third man was unharmed.

Ritchie was a veteran set dresser, known for his work on the television series "Road to Avonlea" and the feature film "X-Men."

Jackson was not on the set at the time.

The death is being classified as a workplace accident and is in the hands of Ministry of Labour investigators.

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Headline, Industry News

Toronto set dresser killed on set

TORONTO (CP) _ A 56-year-old set dresser was killed by a collapsing concrete wall Thursday on the set of a Samuel L. Jackson movie in Toronto.

David Ritchie and two other men were taking apart the wall around 2 p.m. on the set of the sci-fi thriller "Jumper" when it collapsed.

Police say Ritchie was buried by sand, wood and frozen debris attached to the wall, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

One other man was taken to hospital with serious neck and back injuries, while the third man was unharmed.

Ritchie was a veteran set dresser, known for his work on the television series "Road to Avonlea" and the feature film "X-Men."

Jackson was not on the set at the time.

The death is being classified as a workplace accident and is in the hands of Ministry of Labour investigators.

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