"We Are Sarah Jones"

On February 20, 2014; 27-year-old assistant cameraperson, Sarah Jones was killed in a train accident near Savannah, Georgia, on the set of the film "MIDNIGHT RIDER". The accident also injured half a dozen crew.
Sarah’s death has resonated with tens of thousands of filmmakers from around the world and spurred a rallying cry for greater on-set safety.  A Facebook page, “Slates for Sarah”, was swamped with photos from around the world, of production camera slates with tributes to Sarah. “The Vampire Diaries” on which she had worked for several seasons ended its Feb. 27 episode with this legend, “In Loving Memory of Sarah Jones, 1986 – 2014.”

Read this story detailing the events of that day in this article from 2014 in the THR article details filming incident that killed Sarah Jones

Additional Information

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Set Safety Bulletins (Industry Standards)   
Safety Bulletins are researched, written, and distributed by the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee for use by the motion picture and television industry. The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee is composed of guild, union, and management representatives active in industry safety and health programs.   
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DGA Safety Hotline DGA Safety Hotline

The DGA is here to assist members with questions and concerns related to safety. The Guild’s worldwide Safety Hotline is in operation 24/7.

Individuals can ask safety-related questions or report an issue or accident by calling the hotline in the U.S. or internationally at (310) 289-5326, or (800) 342-3457 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada)

When you call the hotline, you will be connected to a live representative, who will put you immediately in touch with the Guild representative on-call or give you the opportunity to leave word to be called back at a time that’s convenient for you — your choice.

IATSE Safety Hotline I.A.T.S.E. Hotline

IATSE has launched a safety hotline for members to anonymously report hazards on the job. The toll-free number is (844) IA AWARE, or (844) 422-9273.

Callers can either leave a message for, or talk to, a safety representative who will look into the matter. Depending on the circumstances, the safety rep will contact the local IATSE office and assist them with the issue, or call the employer directly.

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