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Cirque du Soleil Accident Leaves Set Technician Dead

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*After recently seeing Toruk: The first Flight, a new Cirque du Soleil show that opens in January; but previewed at Los Angeles’ Staples Center in November, I was reminded of the admiration and respect I have for the work that these athletes do as performers; and the team behind the scenes that supports them.

Yet at the same time we in the audience wonder at what cost are these jaw-dropping feats accomplished or perfected.

Today offered a sad reality as the news of one of the brands employees, a technician who was preparing the set for a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s show, ‘Luzia,’ was struck by a lift and later succumbed to his injuries.

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