Netflix and Warner Horizon Television has undertaken new measures on the set of their wildly popular crime drama series Longmire to help ensure the safety of their production crew by providing charter buses to take the crew to and from remote shooting locations. The decision is welcome news to crew members.
The move follows the death last year of 48-year-old Longmire crew member Gary Joe Tuck. He fell asleep at the wheel and rolled his car on a New Mexico highway after working an 18-hour shift (from 9 AM-3 AM) on June 28. He was a Teamster driver for Local 492 and a SAG member. Longmire last year offered crew members a hotel to stay during that shoot.