Wednesday, April 5, 2017

41-year-old worker Javier Pedraza’Perez died after a fall while building a warehouse at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville

A construction worker from Roswell died after a fall Tuesday while working at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, officials said.

The man was identified as 41-year-old Javier Pedraza’Perez, according to Clint Patton of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened about 11 a.m., Fayetteville fire spokesman Chief Keith Harris said.

Pedraza’Perez was a contract worker who fell while working on a new warehouse that is not related to production, Pinewood Studios spokesman Frank Patterson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating, along with the company that employed Pedraza’Perez.

Randolph Williamson spokesman Gary Tanner released a statement Tuesday afternoon:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of a subcontractor who was fatally injured in an accident today on a construction site at Pinewood Atlanta Studios,” the statement said. “We hope to learn more in the coming days about what caused this tragedy, as safety is our top concern at this and all of our project sites.”

The facility on Sandy Creek Road is a full-service film and entertainment studio complex that is made up of 18 sound stages on 700 acres, according to the company website. It was built for the production of film, television, music and video games.

Disney has used Pinewood Studios the past few years for filming many of the Marvel Comics franchise movies. "Passengers," starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, was filmed there.