‘Maze Runner’ set to finish filming following the Injury of main actor Dylan O’Brien

Actor Dylan O’Brien made headlines last month after being severely injured on the set of an upcoming movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Luckily, O’Brien’s co-star, Giancarlo Espinosa, told E! News recently that the 24-year-old star is healing substantially and is expected to return to filming the movie within six weeks.

Initially, it was reported that O’Brien was struck by a car while filming, although updated reports say that he fell off the back of a set after the collision. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital and was treated for a fracture in his cheekbone and/or orbital socket.

According to the New York Daily News, an injury report on the website WorkSafeBC detailed the incident, explaining that “an undisclosed worker on set was hit by a motorcycle while filming and was left with a ‘concussion, (a) facial fracture and lacerations.'”

Production of the film (which was being shot in Vancouver, BC, Canada) was immediately suspended. Shortly after, 20th Century Fox released a statement on the incident, explaining that filming would be put on hold “while he recovers.”

O’Brien’s co-star, Esposito, recently stated that the actor has been healing as expected and that filming is expected to begin again on May 15.

Even though O’Brien is expected to make a full recovery, these types of workplace injuries can be very complicated. Around three million non-fatal work-related injuries occurred in 2014 while individuals were working, and actors often face the risk of being severely injured while filming.

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