Forklift Fumble – ‘New Year’s Eve’ Employee Sues For Pain & Suffering After On-Set Accident Leaves Him Injured

Katherine Heigl has been back in the spotlight as of late while she prepares for her new series premiering this fall. But one of her past projects is also coming back into the limelight.

An employee who worked on the set of her movie, New Year’s Eve, has filed suit against Warner Bros. Entertainment and New Line Productions, claiming the companies were negligent in following safety procedures, can report exclusively.

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Scott Canfield claims that on Feb. 8, 2011, he was working on the set of the holiday film in New York. While working for the film’s art department, he used a forklift to construct a tiki hut for a scene in the movie. But Canfield claims the forklift was ill fitted for its purpose. When he was lifted high into the air, he fell off the forklift and was injured.

“That Plaintiff’s aforedescribed fall was caused by, and due to, the negligence, recklessness and carelessness of Defendants in their ownerships, management, maintenance and/or control of the aforementioned building and premises including the forklift…” the documents, which were obtained exclusively by Radar, read.

Canfield filed the suit against the studio and production company for his pain and suffering, medical bills and loss of enjoyment of life. He is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.

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