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(SAN FRANCISCO) — A technician working a rehearsal for Cirque du Soleil LUZIA was struck by a lift and later died, the company and police said late Tuesday night.

San Francisco Police initially responded to the accident at 6:43 p.m. in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

“The employee was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries,” police said in a statement, adding that investigators would be on scene to determine the cause of the accident.

“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 said in a statement. “One of our employees, a technician on the show, was struck by a lift and passed away from his injuries.”

The company declined to release the individual’s name. Tuesday’s 8 p.m. show was cancelled.

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