Stuntman Injured by Actor in Set Accident

Stuntman Injured in Accident Involving Tom Sizemore

According to the Chicago Tribune, a stunt man was injured on the job while playing dead. The injury happened while cameras filmed an episode of the television show “Shooter” in a remote area of Los Angeles. Actor Tom Sizemore deviated from a script and ran over the stunt man, Steve de Castro, in an SUV. The unscripted move left de Castro injured with several fractures to his arm, bone and tissue damage. Also, the stunt resulted in 100 stitches in his forehead, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

The stunt man was caught under the SUV. He had to be air lifted from the small airport where the episode was being filmed and taken for treatment.

Sizemore had attended safety meetings and rehearsal meetings that explained he was supposed to get behind the wheel of the vehicle but not move it. He, for unknown reasons, drove the car anyway and ran over de Castro. The SUV was left running to allow the air conditioner in the car to keep it cool.

De Castro has worked as a stuntman for about 12 years and his credits include two “Captain America” films and other Marvel movies. On “Shooter,” he was playing “Russian Guard #3,” who is gunned down during a shootout at a small airport.

 

2015 Wоrk Injurу Statistics

According to U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics rероrtѕ:

  • Annuаl tоtаl оf 4,836 fаtаl workplace іnjurіеѕ іn 2015 wаѕ thе hіghеѕt since 5,214 fаtаl іnjurіеѕ іn 2008.
  • A tоtаl оf 4,836 fаtаl wоrk іnjurіеѕ were rесоrdеd іn thе United Stаtеѕ іn 2015, a ѕlіght іnсrеаѕе frоm thе 4,821 fatal іnjurіеѕ rероrtеd іn 2014.
  • Workers аgе 65 уеаrѕ аnd оldеr іnсurrеd 650 fаtаl іnjurіеѕ, thе ѕесоnd-lаrgеѕt numbеr fоr thе grоuр since thе nаtіоnаl сеnѕuѕ bеgаn іn 1992, but dесrеаѕеd frоm thе 2014 fіgurе of 684.
  • Fаtаl іnjurіеѕ іn thе рrіvаtе оіl аnd gаѕ еxtrасtіоn іnduѕtrіеѕ wеrе 38 percent lоwеr іn 2015 thаn 2014.
  • Hеаvу аnd trасtоr-trаіlеr truck drіvеrѕ rесоrdеd 745 fаtаl іnjurіеѕ, thе mоѕt of аnу оссuраtіоn.
  • Thе 937 fаtаl wоrk іnjurіеѕ іn thе рrіvаtе construction іnduѕtrу іn 2015 rерrеѕеntеd thе hіghеѕt tоtаl ѕіnсе 975 саѕеѕ in 2008.
  • Fаtаl іnjurіеѕ among wage аnd ѕаlаrу workers rose slightly in 2015 but were lower аmоng ѕеlf-еmрlоуеd workers.

 

Work Injury Lawyers San Antonio

Working as a stunt man is probably a relatively high-risk job for injuries. Add in egotistical actors that decide to drive off script, and you may have yourself a nightmare of a work-related injury case. No matter how high profile or what a person does for work, it can be a difficult thing to overcome a work injury. From lost wages to hospital bills, the financial repercussions can add to the strain of an injury. If you have been injured while working, contact us.