The cast of MacGyver just breathed a collective sigh of relief.
Stunt Coordinator Justin Sundquist has been taken out of his medically induced coma.
While he is out of the coma, he is “not out of the woods yet.”
Sundquist was working on the set of MacGyver when the accident happened.
According to reports, he was working on a stunt fall for the show when he suffered the head injury.
Spiro Razatos, a fellow stuntman, stated, “He has a long road ahead of him, but he’s on a better road now.”
Rash of Accidents
The fall by Sundquist is the third in a recent rash of on-set injuries for stuntmen.
Two of these injuries have actually happened to Sundquist.
In addition to this most recent accident, Sundquist was involved in lawsuit for a previous injury on Hawaii Five-O.
While he obviously recovered from that injury, at the time, he thought it could end his career.
Sundquist blamed that injury, which involved being hit by a car, on negligent acts from other staff members.
His complaint alleged a key member of the team was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the stunt failure.
Sunquist alleged the person was trading scheduled work for narcotics on the set.
Last year, John Bernecker was killed doing a stunt for The Walking Dead.
Bernecker was rehearsing a fight scene with another cast members when he fell 30 feet to the ground.
His death was officially attributed to blunt force trauma.
While stuntmen today have more safety precautions in place than at any other time in their industry, these instances prove it is still a very dangerous job.