“We have learned about an injury to stunt coordinator Justin Sundquist that occurred late Monday on the set of ‘MacGyver’ in Atlanta,” CBS TV Studios said in a statement. “The production team is cooperating with the authorities investigating the accident, and our primary concern at this time is Justin’s health and well-being.”
According to sources, Sundquist suffered a head injury after he fell off of a moving vehicle. He was subsequently put into a medically-induced coma due to the nature of the injury and has remained hospitalized ever since.
Just last year, Sundquist sued CBS and CBS TV Studios due to another injury he suffered on the set of “Hawaii Five-O.” In that incident, Sundquist was struck by a moving vehicle while filming a scene involving a carjacking in a parking garage. According to the suit, “a key personnel who had safety responsibilities was under the influence of narcotic controlled substances, which caused and/or contributed to Mr. Sundquist’s injuries and damages.”
This marks the latest incident in the last year in which a stunt performer has been seriously injured or killed on a TV or film set. Last year, stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris was killed during filming of “Deadpool 2,” while stuntman John Bernecker died days after suffering a serious head injury on the set of “The Walking Dead.”