Amazon Studios has shot back at reports of lax safety standards on the ongoing production of the upcoming “The Lord of the Rings” TV series.
On Friday, The New Zealand Herald published an article indicating that at least three stunt workers on the set of the costly series have been seriously injured.
The story says two injuries requiring surgery were not “proactively reported” to the country’s occupational health and safety regulator WorkSafe.
Now, in a statement to that outlet and others, Amazon Studios says their safety protocols are in compliance with WorkSafe and New Zealand governmental standards. They go on to say:
“Amazon Studios takes the health, physical and emotional welfare of our cast and crew extremely seriously. As a top priority, the production team