The man fell from a high platform, apparently through an opening, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey. The man was identified by his union as Michael Oronoz.
According to a GoFundMe set up on his behalf, Oronoz fell from a height of about 30 feet. The fire department had initially estimated the height at 60-80 feet.
“He did sustain many serious injuries which will require multiple surgeries and a lengthy recovery time,” the GoFundMe organizer stated.
Oronoz has a wife and five young children. His church, Calvary Chapel Santa Fe Springs, asked for prayers for his recovery in a Facebook message on Wednesday.
“He has been in the hospital since yesterday, had a successful surgery today on both of his legs, and on Friday will be having another surgery on his face and jaw,” the church reported.
According to Humphrey, Oronoz suffered severe trauma, and was initially listed in “grave” condition. The on-set EMTs were able to restore a pulse, and firefighters transported him to a regional trauma center. Oronoz was upgraded to “critical” condition, Humphrey said.
“He has a fighting chance of survival thanks to the EMTs and the paramedics,” Humphrey said.
Thom Davis, business manager of IATSE Local 80, said that Oronoz’ family was with him at the hospital.
“It’s just horrific,” Davis said.
Davis said Oronoz was “fairly seasoned” in the industry, and had worked several years as a member of the union.
“There’s conflicting reports as to how it happened,” he said. “We want to get all the facts.”
“Me Time” is a buddy comedy starring Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg. Workers were setting up to shoot at the facility in Hollywood on Tuesday morning. Production was temporarily halted in the wake of the accident.
The Los Angeles Police Department was also called to the scene, according to an LAPD spokesman. There was no evidence of foul play, a police spokesman said.
Netflix and Sunset Gower Studios did not have any immediate comment.
The LAFD was called at 7:04 a.m. Cal/OSHA will investigate the incident.
This story was updated with Oronoz’ name and further details on Sept. 16.