WHATS NEW - OHSA investigate MacGyver accident
Production company investigated by OSHA following serious injury on-set
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into an accident on the CBS show MacGyver in which stunt coordinator, Justin Sundquist, sustained a serious head injury while performing a stunt fall from the back of a trailer. Sundquist was placed in a medically induced coma upon his arrival at hospital but is now out of intensive care.
“He’s not out of the woods yet,” said veteran stuntman Spiro Razatos, “but he’s out of ICU and knows what’s going on. We’re all praying for the positivity to continue.”
CBS Television Studios, the production company responsible for MacGyver, has commented: “The production team is cooperating with the authorities investigating the accident, and our primary concern at this time is Justin’s health and well-being.”
Sundquist previously sued CBS Corporation and CBS Television Studios after being injured on the set of Hawaii Five-O, citing “reckless, negligent mishaps”, “lack of safety meeting and clear safety instructions” and “a rushed, hectic set”.
According to the production company, MacGyver has resumed filming.