Tragic Accident at Royal Opera in Stockholm
A stage technician at the Royal Opera in central Stockholm has lost his life after a devastating fall from a balcony while working on the opera’s stage. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon when the technician had climbed to a height of approximately ten meters, according to Daniel Wikdahl, press spokesperson at the police.
Efforts were made to save the technician’s life as he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance helicopter, but unfortunately, his injuries proved fatal. The exact circumstances leading to the accident remain unknown and are currently under investigation, stated Daniel Wikdahl.
In response to the tragic incident, the Royal Opera has taken the decision to cancel all scheduled performances, rehearsals, and other activities on Thursday evening and Friday. This decision was made to honor and respect the memory of the technician and to ensure the safety and well-being of all involved, as outlined in a press release.
The accident took place at 3 pm on Thursday, leaving the staff and artists at the Royal Opera in shock and grief. The incident serves as a reminder of the inherent risks that come with working in the performing arts industry and the importance of maintaining strict safety protocols.
The thoughts and condolences of the entire community are with the family and friends of the stage technician during this difficult time. The Royal Opera and relevant authorities will continue to investigate the incident to determine the cause and prevent such tragedies in the future.
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