Date: 7th March 2001
A welder building sets for the movie SPIDER-MAN was killed yesterday (6MAR01) when a crane collapsed.
The crane toppled onto a construction basket in which the welder was riding and struck him in the head, authorities said. "There was a slight breeze this morning and that could have been a factor," DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL ROBERT ROWE said. No filming was under way and no actors were on the uncompleted sets.
Spider-Man, based on the MARVEL COMICS hero, will star TOBEY MAGUIRE, WILLEM DAFOE and KIRSTEN DUNST. It is due to open next year (02). (PDD/WNWCGG)