Since 2010, "The Walking Dead" has shot in Senoia and surrounding areas. AMC now owns Raleigh Studios, based in Senoia, where the accident happened.
"This tragedy should serve as a wake-up call for the entertainment industry," said OSHA Atlanta Regional Administrator Kurt Petermeyer in a press release. "The entire industry needs to commit to safety practices for actors and stunt people involved in this type of work."
Stalwart can pay the fine, request a conference with the OSHA area director or contest the fine.
“This was a tragic and terrible accident," Stalwart said in a statement. "We take the safety of our employees extremely seriously on all of our sets and comply with – and frequently exceed – industry safety standards. We disagree with the issuance of this citation and are considering our response.”
Susan Bernecker, the mother of John, hired Jeffrey R. Harris, the attorney who won an $11.2 million verdict in the case of the "Midnight Rider" train fatality. She has yet to file a lawsuit.