A Los Angeles cameraman has filed a lawsuit against two film companies over injuries he sustained in 2016 while working on a movie at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area near Los Alamos.
James Razo says in his complaint, filed recently in state District Court, that he drove from California to New Mexico to work on the film Only the Brave: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, bringing with him a mobile crane unit that weighed over 3,000 pounds.
The camera unit lost traction as he was driving it up a steep hill at Pajarito during filming, the lawsuit says, and it tipped backward, falling onto him and causing him extensive permanent injuries.
Razo is suing the films producers No Exit Film and Black Label Media, accusing them of failing to take safety precautions to prevent the accident.
Representatives for the film companies could not be reached for comment on the complaint Friday afternoon.