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MTV VMAs

Stagehand Sues

The Award for Best Fall Goes to...

9/5/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0904-mtv-vmas-stage-and-logo-getty-01You couldn't blame a stagehand from the MTV Video Music Awards for having stage fright -- the guy took a painful fall off a red carpet platform ... according to the lawsuit he just filed.

Barry Glenn Bass says he was part of a work crew on the 2012 award show at Staples Center ... when a stage collapsed, causing him to plunge six feet. In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he says the stage had not been properly supported.

Bass claims he was hurt badly enough that he was unable to work and got saddled with medical bills. The suit doesn't specify his injuries.

He's suing MTV's parent company, Viacom ... and AEG, which owns the venue -- saying they were responsible for the "unsafe" conditions that caused his tumble.

We reached out to MTV and Viacom … So far, no word back.

19 COMMENTS

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Lowest rated VMAs in almost a decade

19 days ago
2.

dash    

guess its better then getting shot :o

19 days ago
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DiM    

Hmmm, I would have thought the labour and technical crew would have a union to represent in cases of preventable work injury?
They need to pay for his rehab and a back-to-work plan.

19 days ago
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Joan Rivers Zombie    

MTV are a bunch of losers! Meshugana!

19 days ago
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Tiff-n-VA    

Why did it take 2 years to file a claim against them?! Hope he gets the money he deserves tho!

19 days ago
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Eye roll     

Who cares tmz?

18 days ago
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KissmyASH    

payday

18 days ago
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RB821    

Waiting 2 years to file...... pathetic all people want to do now a days is sue. .... nobody wants to get a job and work anymore. They think government help and society security checks are work. .....This world is going done hill...

18 days ago
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pee pee    

Holly **** lol

18 days ago
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wesley    

Ghj

18 days ago
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BTDT    

In my younger days, I was too much a "Man" to sue.
Now that I'm older and wiser, I'll call a lawyer befor I call an ambulance.

18 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

The sleazy insurance company should have paid a fair settlement, instead of dragging things out.

17 days ago

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