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#1 William Demeritt

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

http://www.latimes.c...0,2624567.story

 

The linked article doesn't name the operator, but rumor has it that the operator was Russ McElhatton. Lots of other rumors surfacing through Facebook and whatnot, but lots of sources seem to say it was a stunt gone wrong, and the operator was pinned against a wall by a car. 

 

Stay safe out there, people! Thoughts and prayers to him and his family. 


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#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

He got hurt pretty badly. I will be interested in seeing how the insurance and disability works out. A few years ago NBC turned their backs on another operator that was severely injured on a show
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#3 Mohamad Faiz

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:03 PM

Hope he is doing ok.....
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#4 Erwin Landau

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:50 AM

More info:

 

http://www.facebook....29&notif_t=like


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#5 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Crap, I hope he will be ok.
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#6 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Heard he had something like 15 broken ribs and a punctured lung. Damn. Hope you recover quickly Russ!


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#7 Erwin Landau

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

16 by his own account... but who's counting...

 

He was able to txt me back, so that is a good sign.

 

He's tuff as nails... speedy recovery my friend!!!

 

 

Fly safe!!!!

 

Erwin


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