WorksafeBC release report into Cache Creek film set mishap

By James Peters
June 13, 2016 - 11:36am Updated: June 13, 2016 - 4:33pm

CACHE CREEK, B.C. — WorksafeBC says a failure to properly plan an action sequence is what led to actor Dylan O'Brien's injuries on set near Cache Creek earlier this spring.

O'Brien was in filming for the latest instalment of the Maze Runner series on March 17 when the accident took place.

CFJC Today has received a redacted copy of the WorksafeBC inspection report into the incident.

It says O'Brien - identifed as 'the worker' - was to be rigged to one moving vehicle while riding on the back of another.

However, no meeting was held to discuss changes made to that sequence before it was filmed.

According to the Globe and Mail, working from an unredacted copy of the report, O'Brien's safety lanyard was too short, and he ended up suspended between two vehicles, causing significant injuries.

To allow for O'Brien's recovery, filming was suspended and the film's release date has been pushed back.

Worksafe gave the production company a June 15 deadline to file a report detailing ways in which it has improved safety procedures.

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