Deadline Investigates: Sarah Jones was a 27-year-old camera assistant working on a film set in Savannah, Georgia, when a train plowed through the scene, killing her and injuring seven other workers.
Deadline’s Jen Yamato leads an investigation into Jones’ death, part of a broader look we’re taking on safety on film sets, beginning with her leadoff story here.
We’ve also just posted this story about the disparity between trained stunt personnel on sets, who are outnumbered 4 to 1 by camera crews.
It’s an increasingly complicated and important discussion for Hollywood as studios and producers chase production incentives and compelling locations across the country and beyond, while trying to create the kinds of spectacles that can grab audience attention.
Do you work in or around the film business? Do you feel safe on set? If not, why not?
Sets or location shooting are film makers office. They need to be assessed for health and safety before any equipment or crew arrives. You wouldn’t have an unsafe office why is it ok for film sets.?