WorkSafeBC issues order after Burnaby film set failed to report crash

Credit to Author: Postmedia News| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:33:05 +0000

One person was injured in a car accident near a Burnaby filmset on Monday evening.

NBC Universal spokesman Jonathan Fieweger confirmed to Postmedia that a car accident took place in a parking lot associated with the Netflix production Brand New Cherry Flavor, and that it involved two individuals associated with the production. One person was injured and the other was treated at the scene.

The horror mini-series, set to stream on Netflix, stars Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel), Catherine Keener (Get Out) and Manny Jacinto (The Good Place).

The accident took place around 9:30 p.m. in what’s believed to be a crew parking lot located at 7155 11th Avenue.

According to WorkSafBC, the incident was not reported immediately as required by law.

“An order under the Workers Compensation Act … is being issued to the employer for failing to notify WorkSafeBC of the incident,” saidan email from spokesman Ralph Eastman.

“The employer is now required to conduct an employer incident investigation report, which must be submitted to WorkSafeBC within 30 days.”

Eastman said no further information was available, while WorkSafeBC continues to investigate.

A B.C. Emergency Health spokeswoman, Shannon Miller, said paramedics were called at 9:32 p.m. Monday about a driver who had suffered a medical issue while driving in the parking lot.

Miller said the driver and the passenger were taken to hospital in stable condition.

It is the second such incident in B.C. in four days. On Friday, a truck driver on the Okanagan set of Ron Perlman’s film The Last Victim lost control when the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake while filming a scene.

Sources told TMZ one person suffered a minor foot injury but that no one was taken to hospital. WorkSafeBC is now looking into the incident.

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