Gregg Allman Movie Production Company Cited Over On-Set Death
Federal safety officials have cited the production company formed to make a film about rock singer Gregg Allman for exposing its workers to grave risk, according to Reuters.
Back in February, camera assistant Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, was killed and eight other crew members were injured when an oncoming train tore through the set during the filming of a scene on a Georgia railroad trestle. Last month, Midnight Rider director Randall Miller and others were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter. They've pleaded not guilty.
Now the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has gotten involved citing Film Allman LLC, the film’s production company, for two safety violations in connection with the accident.
"It is unacceptable that Film Allman LLC knowingly exposed their crew to moving trains while filming on a live track and railroad trestle," Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels said in a statement, per Reuters.