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'New Year's Eve' Movie

Crew Guy Sues

My Head Got Forked Up On Set

7/25/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"New Year's Eve" sucked for anyone who had to sit through the movie (7% on Rotten Tomatoes) -- but it REALLY sucked for a set builder who was "gravely injured" in a forklift accident during filming, according to a new lawsuit.

Scott Canfield says he was working on the set in Feb. 2011, and while standing on a pallet that was hoisted into the air by a forklift, he took a huge fall. In the suit, he doesn't detail how he fell or from what height.

But according to the docs, it was high enough that he cracked his head ... and suffered a traumatic brain injury and other physical and psychological damage. 

He's now suing Warner Bros. and New Line Productions for medical expenses and unspecified damages. The studio had no comment on the lawsuit.

Ditto for why the movie was so awful ... we're guessing. 

11 COMMENTS

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1.

New Orleans    

I loved that film! Get our head outta your butt!

88 days ago
2.

DiM    

Head injuries and the lifelong damage they usually incur on someone is no joke.
I think anyone who must work at any great height
( window washers, forklift drivers, shelvers at costco, arborists etc) should have to wear head and neck protection.

88 days ago
3.

Bonbaby1    

Bon Jovi is in that movie that makes it a great movie!

88 days ago
4.

spearit    

Come on. What is wrong with people when they are to blame for their own accident and then blame others for their stupidity.

88 days ago
5.

Nestlé    

I don't know. I loved this movie.

88 days ago
6.

rdh91    

I don't understand why people wait years after something happened to file a lawsuit.

87 days ago
7.

Kiki    

The guy obviously wasn't too swift to begin with...what the hell was he doing standing on a pallet while it was on a forklift? He's taken mandatory safety classes, and signed paperwork with WB that he would follow safety guidelines. But Warner will settle and pay him off rather than go to trial.

87 days ago

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