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'The Lone Ranger' Death

Production Company

Fined $61,000

3/25/2013 5:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The government is going after the production company behind the new "Lone Ranger" movie -- after a crew member drowned in a diving accident on set last year -- issuing fines exceeding $61,000.

According to official documents obtained by TMZ, Cal OSHA (aka California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration) issued the fines against Silver Bullet Productions, claiming the company was directly at fault in the death of Mike Bridger, a welder and water safety guy working on the film.

Bridger died last September while cleaning one of the movie's deep water tanks.

OSHA cited Silver Bullet for numerous violations, but the four big ones were -- 1) SB failed to obtain medical records for the diver, 2) SB did not have a standby diver available when Bridger was in the water, 3) SB let Bridger dive without a tether, 4) Bridger dove without a partner.

For these violations, OSHA fined SB $45,000. In addition, there were six less serious violations for which SB was fined $16,445 ... bringing the total fines to $61,445.

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16.

NOT ELMO    

i don't think that Movie will be a Hit But We'll See !....

578 days ago
17.

The Bar 20    

I wouldn't watch this piece of crap production for all the money in your town. When you take a
characterization of the Old Lone Ranger production
and turn it into this garbage. Your entertainment
industry completely shows it has gone straight
to hell.

578 days ago
18.

The Bar 20    

Whenever there is a remake of a classic old B Western Characterization. The new age
producer and director feels compelled to
trash and degrade the original presentation.

I new Clayton Moore, and J. Silverheels.
Before Clayton died his daughter did
everything she could to keep his memory
untarnished, When I see crap like the above
come about. And the product reduced to
trash, Makes one wonder what happend
to the respect the nation once had for
truth and justice and the American way.

578 days ago
19.

jabberwocky1    

we never fully realize how dangerous making action movies can be until something like this happens.

578 days ago
20.

jabberwocky1    

we never fully realize how dangerous making action movies are until something like this happens.

578 days ago
21.

Tracey    

That is jacked. If they are responsible, how that is all they owe?

573 days ago
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