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"Fast & Furious" makers fined USD 1 million

Don't drop me or else
Don't drop me or else

28 Nov – The producers of "Fast & Furious" have been fined £800,000 (USD 1 million) following a serious brain injury suffered by one of its stuntmen during the filming of the ninth instalment.

A UK judge ordered for the fine to be paid, after criticising the stunt coordination team for the impact of their negligence that left stuntman Joe Watts with a broken skull.

District Judge Talwinder Buttar also noted that Watts was "lucky to be alive" following the horrific incident.

Stuntman Joe Watts suffered horrific skull fracture and brain damage from the incident
Stuntman Joe Watts suffered horrific skull fracture and brain damage from the incident

The prosecution, which was brought by the Health and Safety Executive, revealed that Watts' safety line became detached during a stunt that was rehearsed but changed during filming in 2019. It was also revealed that the safety lines were not checked between takes.

Watts, who broke his skull after falling eight metres onto concrete, had worked on many high-profile productions prior to the accident, including "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and "Game of Thrones".

"F9" was released in 2021
"F9" was released in 2021



Related Movies:
Fast X (18 May 2023)
Fast & Furious 9: The Fast Saga (24 Jun 2021)
Fast And Furious 8 (13 Apr 2017)

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