Magazine article Screen International

'Spectre' Assistant Director Sues for £2.5M over 'Career-Ending Injury'

Magazine article Screen International

'Spectre' Assistant Director Sues for £2.5M over 'Career-Ending Injury'

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Madden was crushed by a Range Rover during Austrian shoot.

‘Spectre’

Assistant director Terry Madden, 66, is suing for a reported £2.5m in damages after suffering a ‘career-ending injury’ on the set of Spectre.

London law firm Stewarts, representing Madden, supplied details of the accident to Screen: “Mr Madden was working as Second Unit Assistant Director on Spectre for B24 and Eon Productions.

“On February 17 2015, the Second Unit were filming action sequences of an aeroplane flying through a valley in the Austrian Alps using a remotely-operated camera rig mounted on a Range Rover.

“At the end of one of the shots, the vehicle skidded out of control and hit Mr Madden, pinning him against a camera rostrum and crushing his legs.”

Madden, who has worked on several Bond films, Star Wars and the Bourne franchise, suffered multiple fractures, tissue damage and nerve damage. …

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