Household of crew member killed on Midnight Rider set awarded $11.2 million · Newswire · The A.V. Membership

In response to Selection, a jury in Georgia has dominated in favor of the household of Sarah Jones of their civil swimsuit in opposition to transportation firm CSX and manufacturing firm Movie Allman, with a decide awarding the household $11.2 million. Jones was the digital camera assistant who was killed on the set of Midnight Rider when a CSX prepare drove by way of the movie’s set and crashed right into a prop mattress that had been arrange on the tracks, with the lawsuit alleging the manufacturing firm and CSX each might’ve accomplished much more to forestall Jones’ demise—notably for the reason that filmmakers didn’t have permission to be engaged on the prepare tracks on the time of the incident. In March of 2015, Midnight Rider director Randall Miller was sentenced to 2 years in jail (a sentence he has already accomplished), pressured to pay a $20,000 superb, and was primarily banned from working within the film trade for 10 years.

The household has launched a press release explaining that the lawsuit was meant to reveal what occurred to Sarah Jones and to try to assist be sure that what occurred to her doesn’t occur to anybody else.



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