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DateCityStateCompanyInjury typeInjury sourceInjuries
Fatalities
FineDescription
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8/2/1990ValenciaCAWalt Disney Co.Fracture
Hoisting Apparatus
1Employee's ankles fractured in fall during movie stunt.
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8/31/1990BurbankCAFantasy II Film EffectsBurn/scald (Heat)Fire/Smoke20Two employees burned in stunt explosion.
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9/24/1990MalibuCAB.I. ProductionsOtherWorking Surface110Employee killed in 55 ft stunt jump.
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10/10/1990Los AngelesCASteven Bochco ProductionsFracture
Buildings/Structures
1750Employee injured in fall from scaffold.
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1/4/1991Culver CityCASony Pictures EntertainmentFractureLadder1Employee suffers fractures in fall when ladder breaks.
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2/27/1991Los AngelesCA20th Century FoxFractureWorking Surface11000Employee injured in fall through floor opening.
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4/22/1991Universal CityCAUniversal StudiosOtherWorking Surface11Employee killed in fall through facade on movie set.
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12/3/1991Los AngelesCAMaaco Construction Inc.Burn/scald (Heat)Fire/Smoke20Two employees burned in explosion and fire.
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12/31/1991North HollywoodCAWarner BrothersFracture
Buildings/Structures
10Employee injured trying to catch falling movie set.
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1/3/1992Los AngelesCAWarner BrothersOtherScissor Lift110Employee killed when crushed between scissor lifts.
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1/27/1992Universal CityCAUniversal StudiosAmputationMachine10Employee's finger amputated; caught between tool & tool rest.
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3/24/1992BurbankCAWarner BrothersAmputationMachine1Employee amputates thumb while using power saw.
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3/26/1992Los AngelesCALarkin Inc.Burn/scald (Heat)
Electrical Apparatus/wiring
210Employed burned by electrical fault in panelboard.
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4/7/1992Los AngelesCAGLG ProductionsElectric shock
Electrical Apparatus/wiring
10Employee injured by electric shock due to ground fault in switch.
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5/15/1992Culver CityCASony Pictures EntertainmentAmputation
Buildings/Structures
1Employee's fingertip amputated in door jamb.
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5/15/1992ActonCATough Boys ProductionsBurn/scald (Heat)Fire/Smoke31125Two employees burned when explosives at movie site detonate.
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8/19/1992Santa ClaritaCALakeside ProductionsCut/LacerationMachine14950Employee cuts finger on table saw.
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8/28/1992Culver CityCAFull Moon ProductionsStrain/SprainWorking Surface1160Employee sprains back in fall from stage.
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10/13/1992Universal CityCAUniversal StudiosFractureLadder1300Employee breaks leg in fall from ladder.
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10/20/1992Terminal IslandCACyborg II Inc.Burn/scald (Heat)Fire/Smoke610000Stuntmen burned during pyrotechnic explosion and fire.
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10/21/1992BurbankCAWalt Disney Co.Cut/LacerationMachine1Employee's fingers injured by exposed cutting blade.
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10/23/1992ChicagoILParamount PicturesOther
Electrical Apparatus/wiring
117000Electric shock due to direct contact with energized parts.
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1/5/1993North HollywoodCATechnical Aid CorporationCut/LacerationMachine1Employee's fingers cut on table saw.
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1/29/1993Culver CityCAWarner BrothersFracture
Hoisting Apparatus
16250Employee injured in fall from overturning lift.
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3/31/1993WilmingtonNCDimension FilmsOtherFirearm11Actor Brandon Lee accidently shot and killed by a defective blank.
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4/16/1993Topanga CanyonCAUnder The Stairs Inc.Fracture
Hoisting Apparatus
15625Employee falls from overturning scissor lift.
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7/29/1993BurbankCAWarner BrothersStrain/SprainAir Pressure1Employee struck by pressurized cylinder.
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11/3/1993Los AngelesCAEntertainment PartnersForeign Body in EyeMists9625Employees' eyes and skin irritated by tear gas.
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3/11/1994BrooklynNYParamount PicturesMultiple trauma
Buildings/Structures
11Sonja Davis killed in a stunt fall during filming of "Vampire in Brooklyn".
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5/15/1994LancasterCAThe Oil FactoryBurn (Chemical)Other1700Fire eater burned as liquid spills onto chest.
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5/18/1994Los AngelesCAWerts FilmsFractureWorking Surface2Employee falls from rafter and strikes coworker.
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6/14/1994San DiegoCATop Dog Productions Inc.Burn/scald (Heat)Fire/Smoke1750Employee receives second and third degree burns in a fire.
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7/21/1994Miami BeachFLBig Time Productions Inc.OtherOther110Employee killed when wall collapses.
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9/12/1994UnknownUnknownUnknownMultiple trauma
Buildings/Structures
11Employee killed in fall from exterior roof deck.
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12/12/1994CastaicCAThree Wishes ProductionFractureGlass1185Employee injured during movie setup of coaster ride.
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12/20/1994North HollywoodCACrypt Keeper PicturesBurn/scald (Heat)Fire/Smoke21130Employee burned in benzoyl peroxide explosion.
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1/23/1995Culver CityCAParamount PicturesFracture
Materials Handling equipment
12500Employee's ankle fractured by falling steel floor.
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1/23/1995Culver CityCAParamount PicturesFractureWorking Surface12500Employee injured in fall through wet plywood.
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2/3/1995BurbankCAWalt Disney Co.Amputation
Motor Vehicle (Industrial)
1400Employee's foot crushed in forklift accident.
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2/3/1995BurbankCAWarner BrothersAmputationMachine12000Employee injures hand in concrete mixer.
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2/14/1995Culver CityCABeachwood ServicesFractureLadder1Employee injured in fall from ladder.
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3/10/1995W HollywoodCAMetro Goldwyn MayerAmputationMachine10Employee's finger amputated by saw.
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3/30/1995Los AngelesCAPelorus Pictures L A, Pelorus Inc.Cut/LacerationOther1Employee's foot caught between elevator and wall and injured.
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7/17/1995Los AngelesCAParamount Pictures
Bruise/Contusion/Abrasion
Ladder11440Employee injured in fall from ladder.
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7/18/1995Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesAmputationMachine1Employee's finger amputated in table saw.
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8/7/1995Studio CityCACarsey WernerFractureWorking Surface15000Employee injured in fall from elevated walkway.
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8/17/1995CamarilloCATechnicolor Inc.AmputationMachine16120Employee's finger amputated by shrink wrap machine.
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11/1/1995Los AngelesCABad Bird Productions Inc.Fracture
Hoisting Apparatus
12595Employee breaks back in high fall stunt.
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12/18/1995GoodlandFLFishtail Productions Inc.OtherBoat11Employee killed when struck by stunt boat on movie set.
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2/22/1996Universal CityCAUniversal StudiosFracture
Buildings/Structures
1150Employee injured in fall from suspended lamp scaffold.
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3/27/1996Los AngelesCASteven Bochco ProductionsStrain/Sprain
Buildings/Structures
11120Employee suffers broken thumb and compressed disc in fall.
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8/2/1996Sun ValleyCAP M Entertainment GroupOther
Buildings/Structures
11400Employee killed in fall as part of TV stunt act.
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8/16/1996Los AngelesCASteven Bocho ProductionFracture
Materials Handling equipment
1Employee's arm broken when cart tips over.
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8/29/1996WendoverUTRunway PicturesFractureAircraft11Employee killed when crushed by falling aircraft.
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9/6/1996Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesAmputationMachine1Employee's fingers amputated while adjusting lawn mower.
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9/16/1996BurbankCAWalt Disney Co.FractureLadder1Employee fractures ankle in fall from ladder.
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10/3/1996New YorkNYCBSOtherDrugs/Alcohol11Employee dies of overdose of drugs and alcohol.
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11/9/1996Los AngelesCA20th Century FoxFracture
Buildings/Structures
10Employee's arm fractured when caught in security door.
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12/3/1996VictorvilleCAParamount PicturesAmputationMachine11125Employee's thumb amputated between sanding disc and table.
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12/6/1996BurbankCAWarner BrothersCut/Laceration
Motor Vehicle (Industrial)
25000Two employees injured in fall when forklift tips over.
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5/14/1997Los AngelesCAABCBurn (Chemical)Fire/Smoke1Employee sustains burns when flash powder explodes.
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5/28/1997Hermosa BeachCA
Soldier Of Fortune Productions Inc.
Fracture
Materials Handling equipment
12055Employee injured in fall when forklift overturns.
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7/11/1997ChicagoILWarner Brothers
Bruise/Contusion/Abrasion
Machine11Employee dies after fall dismounting forklift.
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7/28/1997Los AngelesCASparks/Good News ProductionsFracture
Hoisting Apparatus
1750Employee's leg fractured in fall from aerial lift.
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10/22/1997Los AngelesCAABCFractureWorking Surface1185Employee's elbow fractured in same-level fall on sidewalk.
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12/2/1997Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesFractureMotor Vehicle1Employee injured in fall from golt cart.
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1/6/1998WilmingtonNCBlack Dog Productions Inc.Burn/scald (Heat)Fire/Smoke316800Three employees sustain burns on movie set.
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2/5/1998MoorparkCACircle Production LimitedFracture
Animal/Insect/Bird/Reptile/Fish
1175Employee's hip fractured when knocked by bucking horse.
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2/25/1998LancasterCA
Quedo Corporation DBA International Production Ser
Bruise/Contusion/Abrasion
Bodily Motion1100Employee injured when struck by camera during photo shoot.
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2/25/1998UnknownN/UnknownElectric shock
Electrical Apparatus/wiring
2Driver on his way home from work dies in car crash after long shift on the set of Longmire.
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6/8/1998Los AngelesCA
Ed TV Productions / Universal / Imagine
Cut / LacerationMachine1560Employee injured while operating table saw.
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6/24/1998Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesAmputationMachine1Employee suffers partial amputation of finger tip.
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7/6/1998Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesFractureLadder1Employee falls from a ladder.
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7/12/1998Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesAmputation
Materials Handling equipment
1A movie set prop maker loses two toes while moving a set.
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1/12/1999DallasTXEntertainment PartnersOther
Motor Vehicle (Highway)
11Employee dies after suffering a heart attack.
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2/16/1999Universal CityCARocky and BullwinkleAmputationMachine1375Employee's thumb amputated by table saw.
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4/12/1999Culver CityCACast Away ProductionsFractureWorking Surface1375Employee trip and fractures ankle.
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6/28/1999
Universal City Plaza
CAWalt Disney Co.Fracture
Animal/Insect/Bird/Reptile/Fish
1Employee injured when kicked by horse.
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7/23/1999Culver CityCAGalaxy QuestFracture
Buildings/Structures
15000Employee injured in fall from scaffold.
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9/28/1999BurbankCAWarner BrothersFractureLadder1Employee injured in fall from ladder.
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9/30/1999Universal CityCAUniversal StudiosBurn (Chemical)
Chemical Liquids/Vapors
1Employee consumes unknown substance-chemical burn in throat.
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10/12/1999Sun ValleyCALexington Scenery and Props
Bruise/Contusion/Abrasion
Working Surface1Employee on crutch fell down to the bottom of stairs.
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10/14/1999Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesStrain/SprainWorking Surface1Employee injures back after falling down stairs.
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2/3/2000Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesAmputationMachine13560Employee's finger amputated in mechanical power press.
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2/16/2000BensonAZBrady MichaelsOtherLadder11Employee killed in fall from ladder.
87
3/13/2000Van NuysCA
Big Ed Pictures/Beacon Communication
FractureOther11Employee killed by blood clot caused by fractured ankle.
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3/31/2000Long BeachCAWarner BrothersOtherFire/Smoke14050Employee develops pneumonia after fighting fire.
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4/13/2000Long BeachCAWarner BrothersAmputationMachine1Employee injured when finger amputated.
90
7/31/2000Los AngelesCA20th Century FoxElectric shock
Electrical Apparatus/wiring
2128900Electric shock - contact with overhead line thru metal pole.
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9/21/2000CamarilloCATechnicolor Inc.Fracture
Hoisting Apparatus
1Forklift load falls and fractures employee's foot.
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10/30/2000Los AngelesCAWarner BrothersOther
Buildings/Structures
11375Painter died after falling from elevated platform.
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3/1/2001NorthridgeCA
Hollywood Mobile Systems Inc. DBA Hayvenhurst Stud
FractureWorking Surface1127015Employee fall to ground.
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3/5/2001UnknownN/UnknownAmputationMachine1Employee injured when finger amputated by circular saw.
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3/6/2001DowneyCASony Pictures EntertainmentOther
Hoisting Apparatus
1125680Employee killed when forklift tipped over.
96
4/16/2001BurbankCATouchstone TelevisionFractureLadder1560Employee injured by fall from ladder on movie set.
97
4/17/2001Little RockCA20th Century FoxConcussion
Motor Vehicle (Highway)
1Employee suffers concussion when vehicle rolled over.
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4/24/2001Salt Lake CityUTLittle Guns Inc.AmputationMachine11350Employee lost thumb using unguarded saw blade.
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6/11/2001Los AngelesCAParamount PicturesCut/LacerationMachine1Employee suffers amputation of fingertip.
100
6/16/2001Universal CityCAUniversal StudiosFractureMotor Vehicle1Employee fractures leg when golf cart flips over.
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