Health and Safety Executive to investigate Bond 25 explosion

Incident during test explosion on Bond 25 set resulted in injury to one crew member.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating Tuesday’s incident at Pinewood Studios in which a Bond 25 crew member sustained minor injuries.

A test explosion on Tuesday afternoon appears to have been rather more powerful than planned, with panels blown off the exterior of the 007 Stage. The crew members was apparently injured by falling debris.

In the UK it is usual for an incident of this type to attract the attention of the HSE. The knock on effect is that the 007 Stage cannot currently be used and, according to some reports, a night shoot planned for last night was postponed due to equipment being sealed in the soundstage until the HSE has authorised its removal.

While some outlets have reported filming has ground to a halt, the second unit has been filming in Norway. It is not known what impact this will have on the production.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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