A cameraman who was hurt in a fall from height accident while working on the production set of the new Keanu Reeves film – 47 Ronin – is to receive film set injury compensation after an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The unnamed 62-year-old was working on the film production set at the Shepperton Studios, Middlesex, in May 2010, when he fell through an unguarded opening in the floor. Despite falling over 3 metres, the cameraman escaped with bruises and a suspected broken rib.
The HSE investigation discovered that, although temporary guard rails had been put in place on some of the set, set-edge protection had been omitted in certain areas to ensure that the set maintained an authentic look of eighteenth century Japan.
Warrior Productions Ltd – the firm responsible for the UK production of the film – was fined 300 pounds for being in breach of Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and ordered to pay the cameraman 300 pounds accident compensation for a fall from height.