Worker Severely Injured in Fall at Hollywood’s Sunset Gower Studios

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A 38-year-old grip on the Netflix feature “Me Time” was severely injured in a “long fall” at Sunset Gower Studios on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The man fell from a high platform, apparently through an opening, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey. The officials on scene estimated that the fall was from a height of 60-80 feet, though that was not confirmed.

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The man suffered severe trauma, and was initially listed in “grave” condition. The on-set EMTs were able to restore a pulse, and firefighters transported the man to a regional trauma center. The man was upgraded to “critical” condition, Humphrey said.

“He has a fighting chance of survival thanks to the EMTs and the paramedics,” Humphrey said.

The worker’s name has not been released. Thom Davis, business manager of IATSE Local 80, said that the worker’s family was with him at the hospital.

“It’s just horrific,” Davis said.

Davis said man was “fairly seasoned” in the industry, and had worked several years as a member of the union.

“There’s conflicting reports as to how it happened,” he said. “We want to get all the facts.”

“Me Time” is a buddy comedy starring Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg. Workers were setting up to shoot at the facility in Hollywood on Tuesday morning. Production has been temporarily halted in the wake of the accident.

The Los Angeles Police Department was also called to the scene, according to an LAPD spokesman. There was no evidence of foul play, a police spokesman said.

Netflix and Sunset Gower Studios did not have any immediate comment.

The LAFD was called at 7:04 a.m. Once they arrived, the firefighters were directed to the entrance at Fountain Avenue and Beachwood Drive, on the south side of the facility, where they were led to the patient. Cal/OSHA will investigate the incident.

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