Lone Ranger producers fined over crew member's death
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Bosses behind JOHNNY DEPP's new movie THE LONE RANGER have been fined by California's health and safety watchdog over the death of a crew member on set last year (12).
Welder and water safety expert Mike Bridger died in September (12) after reportedly suffering a heart attack while working inside a large liquid tank.
An investigation into the tragedy was launched by officials from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and now the organization has issued a number of fines to chiefs at Silver Bullet Productions.
The fines, amounting to $61,445 , were handed out for a series of violations, including failure to obtain Bridger's medical records, not having a standby diver on hand when he was in the water, and allowing Bridger to dive without a tether, according to TMZ.com.
The movie, starring Depp and Armie Hammer, is due out later this year (13).
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