Kravis Probes Accidental Death

Officials with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Fla., and police are investigating the death of a technician who slipped and fell from a catwalk to his death Dec. 3.

Venue spokeswoman Loretta Grantham confirmed to Pollstar that Fenton “Andy” Hollingsworth, 27 was hanging lights for a Dec. 4 show at the PAC’s 300-capacity Rinker Playhouse when he fell about 30 feet.

Hollingsworth, who had worked at the facility since 2007, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
The investigation by police and OSHA personnel is ongoing.

Kravis CEO Judy Mitchell said in a statement, “We’re vigorously investigating the cause of the accident that occurred in the Rinker Playhouse. As always, we’re very concerned with the safety of our employees.

“Andy is a wonderful young man and a valued employee who will be greatly missed by the entire family of the Kravis Center.”