A crew member who was working on the set of Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Hart’s upcoming Netflix movie was injured Tuesday morning, Fox News confirmed.
The worker reportedly received medical treatment after being rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital following a fall on the set of the duo’s film, “Me Time,” according to a source close to the incident.
Meanwhile, TMZ cited insiders from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) who relayed that paramedics received a call for what was described as a “long fall” at the famous Sunset Gower Studios just after 7:00 a.m. local time, Tuesday.
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The gossip newspaper said sources from the firefighters explained that a 38-year-old man – who did not appear to be wearing a safety harness – fell from a gangway about 60 to 80 feet in the air and strode into the air. fractured arms and legs.
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However, a production source maintained at TMZ that the drop was closer to 30 feet, which remains substantial.
Additionally, when paramedics arrived at the scene, the man was reportedly pulse-free and medical workers on the set were required to perform CPR. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey told People magazine the unidentified man suffered “massive trauma” and “was bleeding.”
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LAFD first responders had to use a defibrillator multiple times in order to restart a heartbeat, a firefighter official told TMZ, adding that the man’s chances of survival went from “severe” to “critical” after have found physical signs of life.
Humphrey told People that the Occupational Safety and Health Division (Cal / OSHA) is investigating the incident.
Representatives for the studio and firefighters did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.