Man dies during filming of U.K. reality show


LONDON -- Channel 4 confirmed Tuesday that a man died during the making of its archeology series "Time Team" after being injured in a freak accident during a mock jousting match.

The broadcaster said it was "shocked and deeply saddened" by the incident, which happened Sept. 13 during filming for the upcoming series. The incident is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, which has the power to mount a prosecution, depending on its findings.

The man, who has not been identified, was injured during a mock jousting match and died from his injuries a week later. Although wearing a helmet, the professional fight re-enactor was speared in the eye by a splinter, which entered through the eye-slit of his helmet.