Amanda Smith was working beneath the Georgia Viaduct when the bucket of a telehandler was lowered onto her head.
A Vancouver comedian may never walk again after a serious accident last week on the set of The CW’s Batwoman.
Amanda Smith, 30, was working as a production assistant beneath the Georgia Viaduct on Wednesday when the bucket of a telehandler was lowered onto her head during filming of the drama.
Smith had her back to the forklift-style machine, also known as a boom lift, and was unable to hear the machine over the sound of traffic from the viaduct above, explained friend and colleague Tyler Mazzucco.
“She was literally just sitting there and it came down on top of her,” he said.
Smith suffered serious spinal injuries, including burst vertebrae, and was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital for emergency spinal surgery. Smith can no longer feel anything from the waist down, although Mazzucco said his friend is in good spirits.
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