“MacGyver” stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist has reportedly come out of a medical coma for a week after it was reported that he suffered a serious head injury during a stunt on the Atlanta set of the show.
“MacGyver” stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist has reportedly come out of a medical coma and he was removed from the intensive care unit, according to Deadline.
The news comes a week after it was reported that Sundquist suffered a “severe head injuries” during a stunt, that in the transfer from one vehicle to another” on the set of the CBS series in Atlanta.
“He is not out of the woods yet, but he is the IC and know what’s going on,” veteran stuntman and old friend of the family, Spiro Razatos, told the outlet.
“He is responding and communicating with his friends and family. He has a long road of him, but he is a better way. We are all praying for the positivity to continue.”
As previously mentioned by the site, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the accident.
In a statement obtained by Deadline, Eric Lucero, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor, said, “OSHA has opened an investigation.”
On Wednesday, CBS Television Studios told Fox News in a statement: “We have learned about an injury stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist, that took place at the end of Monday on the set of ‘MacGyver’ in Atlanta.
“The production team is to work together with the authorities to investigate the accident, and our biggest concern at the moment is Justin’s health and well-being.”
Last year, Sundquist sued CBS and other parties for injuries he claims he suffered on the set of “Hawaii Five-O”.
In the suit filed on May 10, 2017 with the Los Angeles Superior Court of California, Sundquist claimed that he was hit by a fast moving car, resulting in a potentially career-ending injuries.
According to the suit, obtained by the Term at the time, there were a “series of reckless negligent accidents … [which] caused or contributed to this accident,” including “a rushed, hectic set,” “the lack of security of the meeting, and clear safety instructions” and “turning a blind eye to controlled substance abuse by the key security of the staff.”
He is sued for negligence, requesting unspecified damages and a trial by a jury.
Sundquist injury comes a year after the “Walking Dead” stuntman, John Bernecker, died on the set of the AMC series, as well as the death of a “Deadpool 2” stunt person, who died on the set, during an attempt to film a motorcycle scene.
Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.
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