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Potter Film Production to Step Up Film Safety Measures

Posted by: sue
May 06, 2009, 11:05 AM

In the wake of a tragic accident that took part in pre-production for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Potter film producers will be improving on their safety standards. The Telegraph reminds us that David Holmes, stunt double for actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry), was seriously injured while rehearsing an aerial sequence, and subsequently a formal investigation into the accident has been ongoing. The paper reports that the Health and Safety Executive in the UK has "issued an interim improvement notice. It means that DDD Co Ltd, set up for the production of the film for which Mr Holmes was practicing stunts, has until the end of June to make improvements.A spokesman said: "The investigation is still ongoing. As a remedial act we have issued an improvement notice to the company asking them to improve the way they do stunt rehearsals using wires."They have got two months to look at that."

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3686 Points

oooo interesting

Posted by sunshine123ROAR on May 06, 2009, 11:13 AM report to moderator
15914 Points

That’s good. They ought to heighten safety measures of course, after what happened with Holmes.

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on May 06, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
2702 Points

Well… it’s good to know. :)

Posted by Mairéad on May 06, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
1141 Points

Its all to easy for big productions to get a little complacent so its a good thing to have these investigations to keep them in check. There have actually been a number of “minor” accidents that involved even main stars. Daniel Craig got injured on set for instance. But they get brushed off of course. But there was always a cause for concern. So its good this ultimatum warning has been issued and hopefully all studios will tighten up.

Posted by Professor Potter on May 06, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
354 Points

I hope this make sure that there are no more acidents.

Posted by Arthur22 on May 06, 2009, 11:52 AM report to moderator
12005 Points

I like an exciting movie, but not any real danger for the actors. It’s good that they are double checking safety.

Posted by budgie on May 06, 2009, 11:54 AM report to moderator
28416 Points

It is right that they get a reminder to make sure that stunts are organised with care to minimise the possibility of accidents. I think ther will probably always be some accidents, the nature of the work is inherently dangerous, so no one must be taking anything for granted.

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on May 06, 2009, 11:56 AM report to moderator
1218 Points

This is good.

Always nice to hear them thinking of the safety of the actors.

Hope he makes a full recovery

Posted by Prisoner Of Azkaban on May 06, 2009, 12:09 PM report to moderator
6352 Points

I’m glad to see this happen. There are a lot of stunts they’ll have to do for DH and they’ll need to be very careful.

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on May 06, 2009, 12:10 PM report to moderator
19573 Points

I’m glad this is happening… I feel really sorry for the guy who got hurt!

Posted by R-for-H {ROAR} :D on May 06, 2009, 12:22 PM report to moderator
218 Points

tbh, I am always terrified for the actors’ safety, so this makes me feel better.

Posted by mollywobbles23 on May 06, 2009, 12:24 PM report to moderator
646 Points

This is a good thing to hear. As moglet says, I hope that the person who was injured makes a full recovery.

Posted by Owlpost Hedwig on May 06, 2009, 12:29 PM report to moderator
1126 Points

This is good to know. I feel so sorry for the stuntman who got hurt. I hope he will recover fully after the unfortunate accident… :(

Posted by shellymione {WBM} on May 06, 2009, 01:00 PM report to moderator
160 Points

It is certainly good that WB are being made to make improvements. I know that accidents will always happen and when a person takes a job as a stunt double they know the risks which they are taking however it is always good to see that companies are being made to keep themselves in check and keep the best interests of their employees as a first priority.

Posted by lurking_llama on May 06, 2009, 01:08 PM report to moderator
1042 Points

Yay for being safe!

Posted by loony_slytherin on May 06, 2009, 01:13 PM report to moderator
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