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'Expendables 2'

Stuntman's Family Sues

Over Deadly Explosion

7/26/2012 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The family of a stuntman who was killed during an explosion on the set of "​The Expendables 2" is suing producers ... claiming they failed to take proper safety precautions during a stunt-gone-wrong in Bulgaria.

According to the lawsuit, Kun Liu was shooting an action scene that took place on a rubber boat near the Ognyanovo Reservoir on October 27, 2011. The scene involved the use of high powered explosives and other "ultra-hazardous activities."

But something went horribly wrong ... and according to the suit, 26-year-old Liu was killed during the filming of the scene.

Liu's parents blame the production company, Millennium Films, and the stunt coordinator, Chad Stahelski ... and now they're suing both parties for wrongful death.

Liu's family believes they should be compensated for funeral expenses ... and for the loss of their son's "society, love, comfort, attention, services and support."

Liu's family is demanding more than $25k.

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16.

Fibb    

the first Expendables Sucked big time, & I'm pretty sure this one will suck even more, the poor guy lost his life for a piece of garbage film..

764 days ago
17.

South Beach    

I'm sure a disclaimer was signed, and that the studio doesn't want to set a standard of ignoring them. But, the loss of box office from bad PR could reach millions, not this change they could dig out of their couch cushions.

764 days ago
18.

LDB    

Didn't he sign a waver or something?

764 days ago
19.

Carl    

They must not be from America. Americans would sue for 25 million not 25 thousand!

764 days ago
20.

Roni    

Finally someone suing for an understandable amount of money. The defendants should just pay this family for the loss of their loved one. I don't know the laws & regulations where it happened but being injured or even killed is monetarily compensated. In an age where all you see anymore is frivalous lawsuits for exorbitant dollars. This family lost a loved one and really are not seeking much compensation. In my opinion; if these defendants don't pay up and fight this family in court for such a trivial amount, boycott everything they are involved in. Don't pay to see their movie if they don't do what is morally correct.

764 days ago
21.

vroomvroom    

25k must be a lot of money where they from, bcuz nobody's life is worth that amount...

764 days ago
22.

karlew    

Only 25K. Those cheap bastards are lucky that's all it's gonna cost them.

764 days ago
23.

TMP    

Stunt men sign a waiver that says that they KNOW what they are doing is dangerous and that it can lead to bodily harm. I am truly sorry for their loss, but it was an accident. Wrongful death is death caused by intentional actions.

764 days ago
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road_angel    

Sad to lose someone, but im sure the line of work their son was in would have had to sign some kind of paper work its not a desk job. Also odd that they have waited this long to sue. This happened back in October. Could it be as Mr.Stallone recently lost a family member they hope the hearts of the producers they are about to sue will be more kind to their plight. I'm sure the family will try anyways and. I'm sure a lawyer also told them now's the time to strike, looking for an opportunity. Oh and TMZ is 25 Mill they are looking for not 25 K.

764 days ago
25.

road_angel    

Sad to lose someone, but im sure the line of work their son was in would have had to sign some kind of paper work its not a desk job. Also odd that they have waited this long to sue. This happened back in October. Could it be as Mr.Stallone recently lost a family member they hope the hearts of the producers they are about to sue will be more kind to their plight. I'm sure the family will try anyways and. I'm sure a lawyer also told them now's the time to strike, looking for an opportunity. Oh and TMZ is 25 Mill they are looking for not 25 K.

764 days ago
26.

May    

$25K... Not enough. That only covers lost income for a year or less. Who's going to help with family expenses for older parents?

764 days ago
27.

road_angel    

Sad to lose someone, but im sure the line of work their son was in would have had to sign some kind of paper work its not a desk job. Also odd that they have waited this long to sue. This happened back in October. Could it be as Mr.Stallone recently lost a family member they hope the hearts of the producers they are about to sue will be more kind to their plight. I'm sure the family will try anyways and. I'm sure a lawyer also told them now's the time to strike, looking for an opportunity. Oh and TMZ is 25 Mill they are looking for not 25 K.

764 days ago
28.

me    

$25,000 What is this, an Austin Powers movie.

764 days ago
29.

Jen    

Well, he was a stuntman. Taking risks are part of his job. However, they are only asking for 25k to cover his funeral & what not so why not be decent & give it to them?

764 days ago
30.

Jay W.     

Hell, if Chuck Norris has a role... it can't be
that bad... can it ?? I didn't see the 1st one
but my kids say it was good.

763 days ago
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