Martin Scorsese film set accident in Taiwan kills 1

01/29/2015 12:46 PM

Taipei, Jan. 29 (CNA) One local man died and two others were injured in a scaffolding accident that occurred Thursday on the set of American director Martin Scorsese's new film "Silence" in Taipei, officials said.

The three Taiwanese workers, believed to be in their 40s or 50s, were rushed to the hospital after a temporary wooden scaffolding collapsed on them at the film set at the Chinese Culture and Movie Center around 10 a.m., according to the Taipei City Construction Management Office.

One of the injured reportedly was without a heartbeat upon arrival at the hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

Scorsese is currently in Taiwan to shoot the historical drama. The filming was expected to begin Thursday or Friday, but details of the schedule have been kept confidential.

(By Liu Chien-pan, Huang Li-yun and Christie Chen; click here for the updated story)ENDITEM/jc

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