(Photo courtesy Cirque du Soleil)

Cirque du Soleil employee killed in accident before SF show

A Cirque du Soleil technician was killed in what police called an “industrial accident” before Tuesday night’s show in San Francisco.

The technician was struck by a telescopic lift during the pre-set of the Luzia show at around 6:45 p.m. in the Luzia tent in Lot A at Mission Rock and Third streets near AT&T Park, authorities said.

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The employee was taken to a hospital, but died from his injuries. His name has not been released.

“We are currently gathering more information about this tragic accident and will update you with more details as soon as we are in the position to do so,” Cirque du Soleil officials said in a statement late Tuesday.

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