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As deaths rise on reality TV, film sets, many blame need to get 'dramatic footage'

As deaths rise on reality TV, film sets, many blame need to get 'dramatic footage'

Unscripted action adventure shows have become a staple of the entertainment industry, and the helicopter collision that claimed 10 lives this week on a set in Argentina underscored the risks in reality television. Nearly one-third of all fatalities on film and TV shoots over the last five years have involved reality shows, according to a Los Angeles Times review of U.S. government data. There were 20 deaths related to motion picture and television production for the five years that ended in December 2014, double the number of fatalities during the previous five-year period. The increase occurred as workplace fatalities in the private sector overall declined 4%, according to the federal...

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