We lost a brother today. Jose Lucero, Jr., of IATSE Local 33, was only 21 years old. He fell from the grid at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios.

Our condolences to his family, and to all the brothers and sisters of Local 33.

I have no more details yet, however..PLEASE be careful out there. If this can happen with Local 33 @ Universal Amphitheatre it can happen anywhere..PLEASE make sure that you take ANY and EVERY safety precaution out there available…and if you ever wind up somewhere that you feel isn’t safe or in a situation that isn’t safe-SPEAK UP!! And if you still dont get anywhere, contact me via phone, email, text, message ASAP PLEASE!!! I don’t want to lose anyone else out there..we have lost too many already-and sadly yet another one today… 

Unconfirmed reports from the scene say that Lucero, Jr. was wearing a safety harness, however, it is unclear at this time whether or not he was clipped off.

Originally posted 2012-06-07 03:35:52.