‘Batwoman’ Production Assistant Paralyzed in On-Set Accident, WB Cooperating with Investigation

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Nellie Andreeva on March 16, 2020.

A production assistant working on the CW’s Batwoman has been left paralyzed from the waist down after suffering an injury on the set of the Warner Brothers TV-produced superhero drama series, which films in Vancouver.

Amanda Smith, 30, was working below the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver during a location shoot setup on March 11 when “the bucket of a lift lowered onto her head,” according to a GoFundMe page created for Smith. …

The Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia (WorkSafeBC) has launched an investigation into the incident. …

Smith suffered serious spinal injuries, including burst vertebrae, and was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital for emergency spinal surgery. …

Deadline Hollywood 3/16

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