Workers fall ill on set of new WWE movie

The knockouts were all too real on the set of a wrestling movie filming in the Lower Mainland last month.

A worker on WWE Studio’s The Marine 5: Battleground fell unconscious from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning during a shoot in an underground parkade, according to a recent WorkSafeBC incident report.

The crew was using a fog machine, two motorcycles and a 1984 Chevy 3500 pickup truck in a Surrey parkade on June 10 when “a significant number of workers reportedly felt unwell.” The parkade’s ventilation system had been turned off to eliminate noise during filming, the WorkSafeBC report notes.

One worker felt ill and tried to leave the parkade before falling unconscious. Two other workers went to hospital the next day after experiencing “ill health effects.”

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