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Woman seriously injured at work on set of TV series

  • 19.03.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury
  • Paralysis Personal Injury serious injury spinal injury accident at work workplace injury serious injury at work severe spinal injury

A production assistant on the new television series Batwoman was seriously injured last week during an accident on the show’s set in Vancouver, Canada.

Amanda Smith suffered severe spinal injuries on 11th March - ahead of the show suspending production due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic - when the bucket of a boom lift struck her head. As a result of the incident, Miss Smith suffered a burst T-12, and a T-11 ASIA A - she underwent a T-11-T-12 Laminectomy, and is fused from T-10-L2. She is currently paralysed from the waist down.

According to a local Vancouver newspaper, Miss Smith did not hear the lift that was being lowered above her due to the noise from traffic above where filming was taking place. 

Warner Bros. Television are producing the series, and a spokesperson has said:

“A valued member of the ‘Batwoman’ production team was recently injured during the preparation of a filming location in Vancouver,

“Our thoughts are with her for a speedy recovery. We are working closely with WorkSafeBC to provide any and all requested information. We continue to work to protect the health and safety of all our crews, casts and employees.”