Woman sues film company
March 14, 2002
A woman is suing a local film company after she injured her foot while performing a stunt.
Adriann Wanner, named as a Pitkin County resident in the lawsuit, claims she was hired to be an “extra” in the filming of a “media advertisement or movie,” the lawsuit reads. She is suing Aspen Moving Media, LLC, claiming the company negligently instructed her to jump into a pool, causing her foot injury.
According to the civil suit, Wanner claims the media company instructed her to jump into a swimming pool when there was already another extra wearing skis in the same pool. She claims she jumped into the pool, and landed on the skis, resulting in “severe lacerations” to her right foot.
The suit states that Wanner has undergone surgery to repair the damage to her foot, including two of her toes that were “severed down to the tendons.” As a result, Wanner claims she has had to undergo rehabilitation, and has “experienced a loss of enjoyment of activities since the injury.”
Wanner could not be reached for comment, and Aspen Moving Media president Greg Poschman said he had not yet heard of the lawsuit.
“I can’t comment, because this is the first I’ve heard about it,” he said. “It’s a surprise to get this news, and obviously I need to find out more about it.”
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Wanner claims that the film company was grossly negligent when she was asked to jump into the pool, “failing to provide a safe workplace” or “emergency medical treatment and response” when she lost blood on the job.
Wanner is suing for unspecified damages, including punitive damages for lost earnings.