Norcross, GA – Stuntmen (and women) perform actions on movie sets that are deemed too dangerous for the regular actor to perform, including jumping from a height, falling down, being in a car crash, or pretending to fight with weapons such as swords or knives.
In this case, two employees were seriously injured during the filming of a simulated motorcycle explosion. One employee was sent to the hospital and the other suffered minor injuries.
The riders were not required by the production company to wear proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
As a result, OSHA has slapped $9,472 in penalties on Garden Films Production LLC, out of Culver City, CA, for exposing their employees to unsafe and hazardous conditions without the proper PPE.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.