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The horrifying details of the “Walking Dead” sword, John Bernecker’s death were revealed in court on Tuesday.
Bernecker, fell 22 feet to his death while rehearsing a scene for the AMC show in July, 2017. The sword crashed into the concrete floor — instead of an air bag — and succumbed to the head injuries two days later.
In Georgia, the court of justice on Tuesday, and his parents, Susan Hagen, Bernecker, which is represented by attorney Jeff Harris, who claimed that the stunt man’s death was “entirely preventable,” Deadline reported.
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The lawyer said that the production team had been “complacent” in terms of safety and security, and that there is “a lack of planning for anything other than the success of” on the set, according to the outlet.
Bernecker’s fall occurred while he was practicing and was in a fight scene with actor, Austin Amelio, who was a regular cast member on Season 8 of the show. While an air bag was placed in the bottom Bernecker, as the sword missed it on the way to the bottom and hit the concrete.
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In Harris’ closing arguments, the lawyer pointed out that Amelio will have touched the sword, causing him to grab hold of a handrail, and a change in the fall, the Deadline has been reported. Amelio refused to have contact with, Bernecker.
“There are hundreds of different ways in which this stunt would have been thrown out, but there was just no planning for it,” the lawyer said, ” by the application Deadline.
Harris also is re-the scene in the court of law and said that the production team had failed to pay “several hundred dollars” more card.
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“The defense, it is his own fault for not asking for more,” Harris said.
Susan Hagen, Bernecker sued AMC in January 2018. The AMC has refused to accept responsibility, saying that Bernecker’s death was an “unforeseen mishap” that caused by its own negligence.
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Another point of contention in the case is whether or not the Bernecker was a member of the production company. Harris ‘ argument is that Bernecker is an independent contractor, while in the medical center argued that it contracted out the production of the show is to make Cool Movies.
According to Georgia law, if Bernecker has been recognized as a member of the Popular Movies, Bernecker is the case, it would be covered under the state’s workers ‘ compensation system.