Remembering Sarah Jones
Seven years ago today, Sarah Elizabeth Jones was tragically killed and several others were injured by a train while on set for the film ‘Midnight Rider’. It was the most horrific tragedy to occur in the Motion Picture and Television production industry in modern history, and this day, February 20th, 2014 is a day that lives in infamy within our union.
As we mark another year since the loss of sister Jones, her memory reminds us that we must be relentless in our pursuit of safety, and we must all remain constantly vigilant to defend it. Sarah’s legacy echoes to this day, as we continue our fight for safer workplaces, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
We are all Sarah Jones, and everyone on set has a role to play when it comes to safety. If you see something, say something. If you feel unsafe on set for any reason, including harassment, please send us a tip via the IATSE Safety Hotline at 844-422-9273 or our safety info app.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 150,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.