Deaths and injuries to film and TV workers, by the numbers

The Associated Press
Associated Press
FILE - In this June 18, 1999 file photo, Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter" holds a nine-foot female alligator accompanied by his American wife Terri at his "Australia Zoo" in Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. At least 35 people have been killed and many more injured since 2000 in accidents on productions outside the United States run by major studios, as well as regional companies. In 2006, Steve Irwin was killed by stingray in the waters off Australia while filming. (AP Photo/Russell McPhedran, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Things can go wrong on film and television sets: a foot slips off a ladder, a stunt goes awry, a finger catches a blade meant to cut wood or shape props.

Learning exactly how often workers are hurt or killed is difficult, with government data capturing only some of the accidents. Below is a snapshot of set injuries assembled by The Associated Press, demonstrating the dangers faced by workers on both sides of the camera:

— Serious film and television set accidents in United States, 1990-2014: At least 194

— Fatalities in US, 1990 to 2014: At least 43

— Fatalities internationally, 2000 to 2016: At least 37

— Fatal US accidents investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1990 to 2014: 30

— Criminal prosecutions: 1

— OSHA-investigated accidents that were union productions: 145, or 78 percent

— Accidents that resulted in employer fines: 105

— Accidents in which fines were reduced: 49, or 47 percent

— Accidents that occurred in California: 170

— Jobs that saw the most serious accidents: Carpenters and stunt workers, with 19 apiece

— Most common injury: Fractures (55 accidents)

— Number of amputations recorded by OSHA: 25

— Highest recorded fine, 1990 to 2013: $84,000 for the 1993 shooting death of actor Brandon Lee, later reduced to $55,000

— Highest unreduced fine, 1990 to 2013: $61,445 for the 2012 drowning death of a worker cleaning a tank during the making of "The Lone Ranger" film. (A $74,900 fine for the death of an assistant camera operator on the film "Midnight Rider" is being contested.)