09 March 2011
Family could receive damages as The Dark Knight death trial continues
A significant personal injury compensation settlement may be forthcoming for the family of a professional in the Hollywood movie industry after it was alleged that health and safety regulations were breached at the time of his death.
Guildford Crown Court is set to hear the case in which Christopher Corbould, a special effects coordinator who won an Oscar at this year's Academy Awards for his work on the thriller Inception, is on trial for allegedly breaking the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 during the filming of The Dark Knight in September 2007.
During the shooting of this movie - which starred the late Heath Ledger alongside other A-listers such as Morgan Freeman - in Longcross, 41-year-old cameraman Conway Wickliffe passed away when a car he was filming in struck a tree.
Mr Wickliffe's inquest in 2008 concluded that his death was caused by an accident at work and Mr Corbould is now facing allegations of failing to comply with safety rules.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett