Production resumed Tuesday on “Fast & Furious 9,” a day after an accident at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, near London, left a stuntman in hospital. The U.K. agency responsible for workplace safety confirmed that it is now investigating the accident.
The stuntman, Joe Watts, was working on a second unit when he sustained head injuries in a fall. He has been placed in an induced coma after having been taken to a London hospital in an air ambulance. Watts was not Vin Diesel’s stunt double, as was reported by some British tabloids.
In a since-deleted social media post, his girlfriend said Monday night that he had suffered a serious head injury but was in a stable condition.
Main-unit filming resumed Tuesday, but the second unit remained closed. Universal and Warner Bros. declined to comment.
The Health and Safety Executive told Variety that a probe into what happened is underway. “HSE is investigating the incident following attendance at the scene yesterday,” a spokesman said.
“Fast & Furious 9” is will star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron. It opens May, 2020.