Lighting Tech Killed in Fall from Catwalk

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• Created: December 7, 2009

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WEST PALM BEACH — Fenton "Andy" Hollingsworth, 27, a lighting technician at the 300-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, part of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, was killed Dec. 3 after falling from a 30-foot-high catwalk. Hollingsworth was working with lighting gear mounted on truss at the time of the accident, about 2 p.m. Others at the playhouse saw and heard Hollingsworth fall and rushed to his aid, but he was not breathing when police officials arrived.

Hollingsworth was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. He had worked at the Kravis Center since April 2007.

A spokesman for the Kravis Center said the next scheduled production at the Rinker Playhouse, Our Finest Dreams, will open Friday as planned. Other Kravis Center productions, including the Dec. 3 opening for Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, were also expected to proceed as planned.

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