‘Fear Factor’ Stuntman Seriously Injured While Testing New Challenge for Show

Aug 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A stuntman for NBC’s "Fear Factor" was seriously injured while testing a new challenge that will be featured on the show, reports TMZ.com.

The stuntman broke both ankles when a safety mechanism failed during a jump from the height of six stories, the piece notes. His fall was slowed by a backup safety mechanism, and he was quickly taken to a hospital for his injuries, the story says.

"Safety is our first priority, and because of that we test these stunts repeatedly with trained stuntmen to ensure our contestants’ well-being." the show’s producers said.

The accident follows another incident on the set of the show earlier this month, when a contestant was taken to the hospital after a truck she was standing on hit a stunt car. The contestant reportedly had no major injuries.

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