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Posted 29 January 2015 - 03:38 PM


A person has died on the set of Martin Scorsese's new film Silence.

The tragic incident also injured two others, after a ceiling collapsed on them in Taiwan.

The group were at the set as third-party contractors to reinforce a structure, following concerns from production who deemed the building unsafe for use, reports The Wrap.

"Today there was an unfortunate accident at CMPC Studios in Taiwan, where the Martin Scorsese film Silence is in pre-production," a spokesperson for the film said in a statement.

"An existing structure on the CMPC backlot had been deemed unsafe by the production, and accordingly a third-party contractor was hired to reinforce and make it safe prior to any production-related work commencing in this building.

"Sadly, during this process, the ceiling collapsed, resulting in the death of one of the contractor's employees and injuries to two others. Everyone is in shock and sorrow and expresses their deepest concern and sympathy to the families of the individual who died and those who were injured."

The movie - which stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver - follows the story of two 17th century Jesuit priests who faced persecution when they attempted to bring Christianity to Japan.

Silence is slated for release in 2016.

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