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MacGyver Producer Gets Federal Fine for Stuntman’s Head Injury

Federal regulators hit producers of the CBS television show MacGyver with a penalty of nearly $10,000 for safety violations related to the on-set injury of a stunt man last summer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed that Eye Productions Inc., a CBS subsidiary company that produces the MacGyver shows, pay a penalty of $9,742 for failing to provide adequate protection from head injury during stunts. Stunt man Justin Sundquist suffered a serious head injury on the Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, film set when performing a stunt from a moving vehicle traveling about 18 mph, OSHA said. The head injury ... Read More

Stuntman’s Mother Sues The Walking Dead Over Son’s Death

The mother of a stuntman killed on the set of The Walking Dead is suing the hit show’s producers and several others, accusing them of “cutting corners” and risking the lives of those on set. Susan Bernecker’s son John Bernecker was shooting at The Walking Dead’s filming location in Senoia, Georgia, on July 12, 2017, when he fell head-first off a balcony and landed on a concrete floor 22 feet below. The 33-year-old professional stuntman died of massive head injuries sustained in the fall. According to the Daily Report, Mr. Bernecker was acting as a stunt double for a Walking Dead character. Another ... Read More

The Walking Dead Production Cited for Stuntman’s Death

The producers of AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead have been hit with a federal penalty after an investigation triggered by a stuntman’s death on the show’s Georgia set last summer. Thirty-three-year-old stuntman John Bernecker was shooting at The Walking Dead’s filming location in Senoia, Georgia, on July 12, 2017, when he fell head-first off a balcony and landed on a concrete floor more than 20 feet below. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Deputy Sheriff J.P. Traylor, the first responder to arrive at The Walking Dead set where the fatal accident occurred, said Mr. Bernecker was supposed to fall ... Read More

Stuntman Killed On Set of The Walking Dead

A stuntman filming for AMC’s hit television show The Walking Dead died last week from injuries he suffered from a fall on the show’s set in Georgia. John Bernecker, 33, was flown to Atlanta Medical Center Wednesday, July 12, after falling more than 20 feet from a balcony on The Walking Dead set to a concrete floor below. He died at 6:30 p.m. the same day from blunt force trauma, including a head injury, Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk said. The Walking Dead has been filmed in and around the town of Senoia, Georgia, just southwest of Atlanta, since it ... Read More