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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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2661 Points

It’s good that they are concerned about safety.

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on May 06, 2009, 04:18 PM report to moderator
3703 Points

I’m happy to hear this! I feel SO bad for the guy :(

Posted by Christine on May 06, 2009, 05:09 PM report to moderator
4603 Points

safety first

Posted by placebowiz on May 06, 2009, 05:18 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

Do we know the current condition of Mr. Holmes? Has his mobility improved?

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on May 06, 2009, 05:21 PM report to moderator
872 Points

It’s good they are making improvements.

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on May 06, 2009, 05:59 PM report to moderator
1046 Points

I hope the guys gets better

Posted by bec majec *roar* on May 06, 2009, 06:20 PM report to moderator
25113 Points

Cheers for safety!

Posted by hpftw on May 06, 2009, 06:58 PM report to moderator
2270 Points

It’s just so strange and frustrating that safety wasn’t bumped up — prior to this accident! I feel like the entertainment industry takes a lot of care regarding safety, so an incident resulting in a serious injury is just so disappointing. I know that accidents happen, but I just hope that film companies take as much care of their stunt people as they do their main stars.

Posted by lumosshimmy {WBM!} on May 06, 2009, 07:04 PM report to moderator
363 Points

This could be the first step towards a prosecution. I look forward to hearing any future developments around this matter.

Posted by KiwiBrian on May 06, 2009, 09:59 PM report to moderator
363 Points

This could be the first step towards a prosecution. I look forward to hearing any future developments around this matter.

Posted by KiwiBrian on May 06, 2009, 10:00 PM report to moderator
1761 Points

I’m glad their doing this. Hopefully no one else will be injured.

Posted by *Rachael* on May 06, 2009, 10:25 PM report to moderator
294 Points

totally safe

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on May 07, 2009, 01:12 AM report to moderator
294 Points

i hope that dude can still get onwith his life

Posted by Avangelis {WBM} on May 07, 2009, 01:13 AM report to moderator
4608 Points

I don’t think there’s going to be a prosecution. After all, stuntmen are fully aware that there’s gonna be risks. And the contracts without a doubt relieve the studio of any major responsability. Not that it’s perfectly acceptable to have such incidents happen, just saying it is a dangerous job and everyone, including the stuntmen knows it.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on May 07, 2009, 02:22 AM report to moderator
484 Points

Accidents are normal on the Film making especially on Action-Epic, Very intense movie like Harry Potter.
I wish David Holmes is better now.

Posted by EnricoDc on May 07, 2009, 06:04 AM report to moderator
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