A man working on the Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, set of the Mister Rogers film starring Tom Hanks was critically injured in a two-story fall Thursday, WPXI news station reported.
The unnamed man was described as 65-year-old sound mixer from the Pittsburgh area, who took a break on a balcony between filming scenes on the still-untitled movie.
Police told the station that people nearby said they heard a noise and discovered the man had fallen from a balcony.
The victim, who was transported to an area hospital, may have suffered a medical event before falling over the brick wall surrounding the balcony, Mt. Lebanon Police Chief Aaron Lauth told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The newspaper reported that star Hanks, who plays Fred Rogers, was on the set Thursday, but left after the incident. Filming was cancelled for the evening.
USA TODAY has reached out to local police and the film production studio for comment.
The film is inspired by a real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Junod is depicted as a cynical scribe who begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile on the iconic Mr. Rogers. He finds his life-perspective transformed in the process.
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