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Fatal workplace injury shuts down show production

As the average television viewer in North Carolina watches a production, he or she likely does not realize the effort that goes into the finished product. Unfortunately, the lives of actors and other workers can be at risk during the creation of a show. For example, an incident that resulted in a fatal workplace injury in another state recently shut down production of the popular "The Walking Dead" series.

According to reports, the incident happened one afternoon on a day in June and involved a 33-year-old stuntman. A report detailing the incident indicates that the victim was performing a stunt that required him to jump from a 22-foot balcony onto a pad below. Unfortunately, the man apparently became entangled somehow with the balcony with reports indicating that he did not get a "good separation."

He is said to have fallen head first onto concrete, inches away from the pad. He was transported to the hospital by helicopter after being treated by a medic on the scene. Reports indicate that he passed away later that evening. While the union representing the young man is said to be investigating, the incident will likely also be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Production on the show has halted.

Unfortunately, workers in North Carolina and across the country are at risk of a workplace injury no matter the nature of their occupation. As a result, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits. These benefits can help with the financial aftermath of such an accident, providing for medical bills, lost wages and funeral expenses in the event of a fatality such as this. To help ensure that they are treated fairly, those who are entitled to such compensation often ask a professional with experience with the process to help them.

Source: Yahoo, "'The Walking Dead' stuntman dies after accident on Georgia set", Katie Kindelan, July 14, 2017

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