Any time you’ve seen a movie or even watched a television show, chances are that you’ve seen stunt men and women at work. While dangerous, the job of a stuntman can be fulfilling, particularly to those who love danger. Unfortunately, these dangers can often be fatal. One recent accident on a set in Georgia led to the death of stuntmen. The first was on the set of the Walking Dead when a stuntman fell from a balcony onto his head. The second was in Vancouver, where a stunt woman performing a motorcycle stunt for Deadpool 2 was killed performing a stunt. More recently, a stuntman on the set of MacGuyver in Atlanta was injured. As Deadline reports, the injury led to OSHA imposing a fine.
The producer of CBS’ show MacGuyver has been hit with a fine by the Occupational Safety Health Administration.
The accident seriously injured stunt performer Justin Sundquist. He was performing a stunt from a moving vehicle. The injury was so serious that Sundquist was in a coma for several days. Part of his skull also had to be removed to relieve pressure on his brain.
OSHA imposed the fine on CBS’ Eye Productions for “failing to protect employees from hazards while filming a television show.” The citation also mentioned failing to provide adequate head protection for actors performing stunts.
Sundquist got his job on the set of MacGuyver as part of his settlement in a lawsuit against CBS when he was seriously injured while performing another vehicle stunt on the set of Hawaii Five-0.
The fine totals $9,472. CBS has 15 days to comply with the fine or request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director. They may also contest the findings.
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