@InternetEh guns aren't the only safety risk on movie sets; as you mention there's far worse such as unpaid internships (as much of a problem in UK/Europe even if we have greater safety rules), and because its a "dream career" people were putting up with far more toxicity than something like an office job or working in a factory..
@vfrmedia I'm reminded of when Jeremy Clarkson punched his producer after they didn't provide a meal and he had been performing pretty much every waking minute that day. Sure, Clarkson said some things that he shouldn't have in a heat of hanger but, christ on fire, performers shouldn't be pushed to that point to start with.
Anthea Turner was blown up and badly burned on a BBC *kids* show as she was incorrectly allowed to stand in the blast range of a pyro effect; I once worked alongside a broadcast engineer who was on that programme and he said he was offered several thousand pounds to "accidentally" put the compliance recording tape in the bulk eraser (he refused, and was laid off from BBC Manchester at the next round of cutbacks)
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