Worker sues Paramount for work negligence, no not the hurt extra

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  1. marshall dusty

    marshall dusty Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a worker is suing paramount for work negligence.
    Worker sues over 'Transformers 3' injury - Chicago Breaking News

     
  2. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    People sue for anything these days... But I hope he gets better
     
  3. Autobot_Goldbug

    Autobot_Goldbug The REAL Goldbug

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    Geez this production seems to be plagued by accidents!
     
  4. DrLee

    DrLee Well-Known Member

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    don't those things come with guards that stop you from being able to get too close to the blades???

    Will not be surprised if it's revealed he took them off
     
  5. omegasupreme123

    omegasupreme123 Well-Known Member

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    man pretty soon the clumsiest people will be the richest
     
  6. Starscreamownz

    Starscreamownz Air Commander

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    I doubt this accident actually occurred to this guy. and you know what. this guy should know how to handle the tools of HIS trade. Show me evidence that the wiring was total shit and I'll believe his claim.
     
  7. Tkemert20

    Tkemert20 「Dojyaaa~n」 TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's the Twilight Zone movie all over again.
     
  8. Cyber Star

    Cyber Star Why so Geewun, Loser?

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    geez, seems that after the first extra accident, everyone gets the idea they can sue TF3 for anything.

    anyway most movies have a lot of accidents like this one too, its just that since TF is so big that the news actually gets out.
     
  9. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    The guard is there to protect you while it is in proper use and stops debris from flying into your face or torso while cutting with it. there is still almost half the blade if not more exposed on the cutting side, if it was spinning out of control the open side would do horendous damage, and if it bit into you would and or could jam itself against the guard into your flesh.
     
  10. boxerperson

    boxerperson a ringer...

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    I've used these kinds of devices before. Sounds to me like the wiring wasn't delivering a consistent voltage. What that does is cause quick changes in the blade speed. If the voltage surged or cut out momentarily, this would slow the blade enough that the teeth didn't have enough momentum to keep spinning, which can cause the unit to catch and jerk clean of what you're cutting. That could easily lead to loss of control by the user and if the power jumped back up, the device's blade would begin spinning again, very dangerous if it jerked out of place. I can easily see how something like this could happen.

    Unfortunately, when you're working with hastily set up wiring in a temporary environment like a set, this sort of thing can happen regardless of how careful people were setting the stuff up. That being said, I would think that workmans comp would cover the incident. As long as the guy wasn't really seriously injured, a lawsuit seems like overkill. Unless, of course, his workmans comp didn't sufficiently cover his medical bills, which can often be the case.
     
  11. TFfan08

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    Suing = Easier way to make sh*t load of money!
     
  12. Regressor

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    Why did the guy wait till now to sue?
     

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