Labor union officials are sending a team to investigate the circumstances surrounding actor K.j. Apa's car crash following a long day on the set of his show Riverdale.
The 20-year-old slammed his car into a light pole last week (ends15Sep17), but was soon back at work on the Vancouver, Canada set after suffering minor injuries in the crash. The accident reportedly spurred the show's castmates to band together and demand better on-set conditions and a ride-home service after late shoots.
TV executives at Warner Bros., who produce Riverdale, insisted there is already a policy in place for cast and crewmembers to pick up a taxi, a driver or even a hotel room upon request, but officials at the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) union are concerned about the work conditions and will be looking into the incident for themselves
"This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set," a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson tells TheWrap.com. "We are sending a team to Vancouver to review the circumstances surrounding safety issues affecting performers on this production. We have no further comment at this time."