February 20, 2015

‘Midnight Rider’ Accident Still Resonates One Year Later  

Family and friends of Sarah Jones are calling for a moment of silence on Feb. 20, on movie sets, work locations and elsewhere in the industry. That is the date, one year ago, when Jones was killed, and eight others injured, as the crew of “Midnight Rider” scrambled to get out of the way of a train speeding through their shooting location near Jesup, Ga. While there have been dozens of serious accidents on film sets over the past 20 years, often with calls for safety fading over ensuing months, Jones’ death triggered a massive outpouring of anger, frustration and protest — raising an awareness of on-set safety that has endured.

Read full article: Variety, February 18, 2015 http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/midnight-rider-accident-still-resonates-one-year-later-1201435528/