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Actor Dylan O'Brien injured on set of 'Maze Runner' sequel in British Columbia

Last Updated Mar 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm EDT

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 photo, Dylan O'Brien attends the premiere of "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" in New York. O’Brien has been injured on the set of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” during production in Vancouver, Canada. 20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday, March 18, 2016, that O’Brien was immediately transferred to a local hospital after being injured Thursday. The studio said shooting will be shut down while the actor recovers. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

CACHE CREEK, B.C. – Actor Dylan O’Brien has been injured on the set of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” during production in British Columbia.

20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday that O’Brien was immediately transferred to a Vancouver hospital after being hurt Thursday.

“Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery,” the statement said.

WorkSafe B.C. said in a statement that staff members have gone to a film set at Cache Creek airport in the province’s Interior, about 340 kilometres from Vancouver, after being alerted to O’Brien’s injury by 20th Century Fox.

“The prevention officers will gather information including: what led up to the incident, the incident itself, and the actions immediately following the incident,” the agency said.

The officers will speak with workers, the set crew and the employer while on site, and 20th Century Fox will be required to submit an incident investigation to WorkSafe B.C.

The agency is responsible for investigating workplace accidents in the province.

Local media outlets reported the film was being shot around Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Kamloops this week.

James Dashner, the author of the “Maze Runner” book trilogy, posted on Twitter Friday that O’Brien had been hurt, but he was going to be OK, and his injuries were “not life-threatening in any way.”

“Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers,” he wrote. “We love you, Dylan!!!”

The 24-year-old is the star of the dystopian science-fiction series, and “The Death Cure” is the third in the franchise. He is also known for his co-starring role in the MTV series “Teen Wolf.”

Representatives for O’Brien didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

The film’s production address is listed on Creative B.C.’s website as a Vancouver Film Studios facility in east Vancouver. A woman who answered the phone at the studio said she had no information to give out before hanging up.

Vancouver Coastal Health, the authority that operates Vancouver General Hospital, said it had no information and B.C. Ambulance Service said it was not the agency that transported O’Brien to hospital.

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is scheduled to be released in theatres on Feb. 17, 2017.

— With files from The Associated Press

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version reported the actor was injured in Vancouver.