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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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227 Points

I just hope he’s alright now…

Posted by AatiMuoaS | SaouMitaA on May 07, 2009, 06:05 AM report to moderator
4630 Points

I’m glad everyone’ll be safe :].

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on May 07, 2009, 06:51 AM report to moderator
611 Points

It’s good that they are improving safety measures. There’s really no need for people getting hurt just because of a movie.

Posted by cabo on May 07, 2009, 07:11 AM report to moderator
765 Points

What about an update on the stunt double. How’s he doing?

Posted by Verity Weasley on May 07, 2009, 08:06 AM report to moderator
9765 Points

Glad they’re doing this.

Posted by maera-kyrie on May 07, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
16484 Points

That’s good =)

2417 Points

I hope David Holmes isn’t forgotten and I hope he gets well

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on May 07, 2009, 04:12 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

It’s good to know that they are changing things.

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on May 07, 2009, 09:54 PM report to moderator
3590 Points

Safety First I say!!

Posted by Big B [ROAR FTW] on May 08, 2009, 02:50 PM report to moderator
1343 Points

Yes this is good indeed

Posted by tourdefrance on May 08, 2009, 05:28 PM report to moderator

Well, to be honest I don’t think big movie componies really care. Because in twilight the stunt double for Edward Cullen he got a pretty bad concusson and was back the next day no complants. I personaly think that they are afraid to do any thing about it. But hay being safer is for the most part great.

Posted by jessica911jc on May 09, 2009, 12:31 AM report to moderator
12100 Points

Good to hear.

Posted by lilhpchick20 on May 09, 2009, 01:07 PM report to moderator
1800 Points

I am glad to hear that they need to double check their safety. As we all know, there could be a lot of scenes in the last two movies that could be dangerous for the actors to film and their lives are more important than an exciting movie. I hope that he makes a good recovery.

Posted by lifa *ROAR* on May 09, 2009, 02:08 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

It is a relief to hear that they are making improvements in order to prevent accidents such as the one that transpired from ever occurring again. It is a pity that such an event had to fall upon anyone and let us hope that something similar does not happen to anyone else on any movie set.

Posted by Kirk on May 10, 2009, 09:54 PM report to moderator
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