Los Angeles: The creation company behind AMC zombie series The Walking Dead has been struck with the maximum possible fine above the death of your stuntman, the US government said on Friday.
The Office of Labor’s Occupational Security and Health Administration (OSHA) said it had cited Stalwart Motion pictures for “failing woefully to protect employees from show up dangers while filming the television set show The Walking Deceased.”
A promo for The Walking Deceased. AMCA promo for The Walking Deceased. AMC
“OSHA issued a serious citation and proposed penalties totaling the maximum allowable fine of $12,675,” it said in a affirmation.
John Bernecker perished in clinic in July after dropping 22 feet (6.70 metres) from a balcony headfirst onto cement during filming in Senoia, Georgia.
An assistant director told law enforcement officials Bernecker skipped a safety cushion “by ins” and tried to break his fall by grabbing a railing after he slipped, celebrity news website TMZ reported at the time.
Film and Television shows released last year were among the list of most detrimental in recent record for serious incidents on collection — almost all of which took place during filming in the previous two years.
Stunt pilot Alan Purwin and Venezuelan co-pilot Carlos Berl were killed in 2015 when their aircraft crashed in Colombia during filming for Tom Cruise’s North american Made.
Sail himself broke an ankle joint throughout a stunt last year, although that was for a 2018 movie, Quest Impossible 6.
Olivia Jackson, a stunt twin for Resident Bad: The Final Chapter, was severely wounded in a street bike accident on set in South Africa in 2015, going out of her in a medically-induced coma for two weeks.
Her horrific incidents included brain injury, a severed artery in her neck, destroyed ribs, a shattered training collar bone and nerves torn away of her spinal-cord. Her kept arm had to be amputated.
Days later, staff member Ricardo Cornelius was smashed to fatality by a computer program vehicle that slid off a program he was working.
In 2016, a engineering worker was killed while dismantling one of the packages for Blade Runner 2049 in Budapest, Hungary.
OSHA Atlanta regional administrator Kurt Petermeyer said the death on the group of The Walking Deceased should serve as a “wake-up call” for Hollywood.
“The complete industry needs to commit to safe practices practices for celebrities and stunt people involved with this type of work,” he added.
Bernecker’s cv included stunt shows in a number of recent films, including Get Out, Logan as well as the Fate of the Furious.
Stalwart Movies circulated a assertion to US marketing describing Bernecker’s loss of life as “a tragic and horrendous incident,” adding so it complies with — and frequently exceeds — industry protection standards.
“We disagree with the issuance of this citation and are considering our response,” it added.