Continued…           WHEN FILM SETS ATTACK

If you haven’t read Part One of this story please      (Read  it Now).

Stunt work accounts for more than half of all related injuries and deaths on a production set, for the obvious reasons of course. Second in the line of fire are the film extras. Expendable in every way possible, this group of fame craving performers will continue to be mowed down, blown up, drowned, burnt, and crushed all for that one chance to be immortalized forever on film. So watch out all you soon to be extras they’re gunning for you. (pun intended) The rest of the casualties on a set come from the regular crew, like the production assistants, the welders, the grips, the set dressers, craft services and the special efx guys. Just everyday people like you and me getting caught in the wrong place at the wrong time or doing something extremely stupid we weren’t supposed to be doing in the first place and get hurt because of it. I’m not trying to scare you, but you need to know that film and TV sets are some of the most hazardous places to be around.

Hollywood Stuntman

Set PA Taking Short Cut. Sorry My Bad Dude!

On top of that, you need to realize that this industry in certain sectors is filled with some of the biggest idiots, pill poppers, stoners, and alcoholics the world has to offer and they don’t really care about their own safety or yours for that matter. Don’t be like them, the stupid ones that live by the daily mantra “I’d rather be dead and cool, then be alive and un-cool.” Just be smart about what you’re doing and always pay attention to your surroundings when your on a active production set. Don’t trust the other guy, especially with your life! He may not know what he’s doing, physically or mentally at the moment. Furthermore, don’t do anything that you feel puts your health at risk without using the recommended safety devices that every production ‘MUST’ provide to you. If you do this, you just might make it home after every shoot with two working legs, all your fingers, your eyeballs and both your arms so that you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done everyday. If not, you could end up like one of these unlucky bastards. R.I.P.

Hollywood Jobs That Have Killed :

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1982)

During the filming of a segment actor Vic Morrow and child actors (aged 7) and (aged 6) died in an accident involving a helicopter hovering above them. Without warning, the copter spun out of control and crashed, decapitating Morrow and one of the children with its blades. The remaining child was crushed to death.

Gone Fishin’ (1997)

During filming of this movie a Danny Glover / Joe Pesci comedy, 29-year-old stuntwoman was killed, and her husband and father-in-law were seriously injured when a speedboat missed a ramp and landed in a crowd of waiting film extras.

Spiderman (2002)

With no warning, a forklift converted in to a crane toppled on to a worker basket killing a set-welder instantly.

The Kingdom (2006)

On a closed road / set a prop guy drives his 4×4 golf cart in to an oncoming SUV carrying the film’s director. The Guy dies a few hours later from massive trauma to the head.

Jumper (2008)

As the set was being tore down, a set Dresser was killed when a
set piece came loose and fell on him killing him instantly

The Dark Knight (2008)

A 41year old FX technician was on a camera truck filming an unmanned special effects car when the truck smashed into a tree, killing him instantly.

I hope you just enjoyed reading this article as much as I enjoyed writing it.. Be Safe!

Dingo –

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