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Professional stuntman dies following on-set accident

Maryland residents who follow "The Walking Dead" may be interested to learn that a stuntman died from an accident that occurred while filming an episode for the show on July 13. The man was pronounced dead later the same day when he was taken off his ventilator following an unsuccessful organ donation.

The stuntman reportedly fell more than 20 feet onto a concrete floor while he was attempting a fall stunt onto a mat below. He was taken to a nearby hospital via helicopter. It was determined that he had suffered serious head trauma. A spokesperson for the Screen Actors Guild said that an investigation into the on-set accident was in process. AMC reportedly shut down production and stated that they have launched their own investigation into the accident.

The stunt performer was a veteran actor who had worked on numerous projects, including several of the "The Hunger Games" movies. He had also acted in several other movies, such as "Goosebumps" and "Logan."

Although there are inherent risks for workers in certain industries, employers are responsible for taking steps to make workplaces as safe as possible. This means providing the appropriate protective equipment and providing any training needed to reduce the risks of an accident. If an accident results in a work injury or death, the employer could be required to provide workers' compensation benefits that cover some if not all of the associated damages. In the case of a workplace death, an attorney may determine if the worker's family members could potentially seek punitive damages and other associated damages from the loved one's employer.

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