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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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1642 Points

In DH we also have broom,dragon flying,all kinds of stuff… everthing for HP cast safety.

Posted by Matea on May 06, 2009, 01:36 PM report to moderator
8069 Points
It would have been nice if there are improvements to be made they would have done so from the beginning instead of being made to do it.
Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on May 06, 2009, 01:49 PM report to moderator
829 Points

that should be serious secrity measures be taken

Posted by blackhair on May 06, 2009, 01:58 PM report to moderator
829 Points

well its never too late

Posted by blackhair on May 06, 2009, 01:59 PM report to moderator
4608 Points

Do we know how this David Holmes is doing? Has he recovered?

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on May 06, 2009, 02:00 PM report to moderator
829 Points

In DH we also have broom,dragon flying,all kinds of stuff… everthing for HP cast safety.Posted by Matea on May 06, 2009, 01:36 PM

this movie is all abt action and accident and there are changes for any untowards to happen
so thats y they should take security improvemnt actions

Posted by blackhair on May 06, 2009, 02:02 PM report to moderator
107 Points

this is good

Posted by hbp will be betterthan tdk on May 06, 2009, 02:07 PM report to moderator
2579 Points

Good to know. I’m glad they’re improving their safety standards.

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on May 06, 2009, 02:48 PM report to moderator
8256 Points

It great they are looking out for everyones safety!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on May 06, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
2017 Points

Yay safety! :D

Posted by Looie [ROAR!] on May 06, 2009, 03:09 PM report to moderator
276 Points

Glad to see that WB will be making improvements to their saftey procedures for filming Deathly Hallows! Hope David Holmes gets better soon!

Posted by moony_lupin on May 06, 2009, 03:18 PM report to moderator
3124 Points

It’s never bad to be double check everything. Good for WB.

Posted by Daniela [WBM] on May 06, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
1980 Points


Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on May 06, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
5489 Points

that’s a good thing, i thought they would have done this by now considering the accident was a few months ago.. but better late than never! i hope he recovers!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on May 06, 2009, 03:46 PM report to moderator
216 Points

To be fair, they’ve managed 6 films without anyone getting injured and it sounded like this accident was an isolated incident. I’m not saying that it’s not good that they’ve increased the safety measures but I doubt very much that needed to do a great deal more than they previously had.

Posted by EmmaLouise on May 06, 2009, 03:59 PM report to moderator
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