07/19/2019 12:07 EDT

‘Titans’ Crew Member Killed In Toronto TV Studio Accident

Warren Appleby was struck in the head by metal while on the DC movie set.

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TORONTO — Warner Bros. says a crew member died in an accident Thursday at a special effects facility in Toronto.

A statement from the executive producers of “Titans” says Warren Appleby died during a special effects test for the show.

The statement says Appleby was a special effects co-ordinator and had a 25-year career in television and motion pictures.

Toronto Mayor John Tory also issued a statement on Appleby’s death, calling the incident a “real tragedy and a huge loss for our proud and excellent production industry.”

Toronto police have said he died en route to hospital after equipment exploded at the west-end site.

Police say he was hit by metal from the blast.

Warner Bros. says the show’s production will be shut down for two days.

The Ministry of Labour says they are investigating the incident.

With files from HuffPost Canada

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