TV - Movies
How Fireworks
Led To A Messy
Lawsuit On
Deadliest Catch
By CALVIN CARTER
The Discovery channel's "Deadliest Catch" certainly has its fair share of gut-wrenching moments but Johnathan Hillstrand and his crew do let off some steam from time to time. In 2013, an intense NFL playoff game resulted in the Time Bandit crews shooting off some fireworks but it also, unfortunately, led to an unfortunate injury and a messy lawsuit.
To celebrate the playoff game the crew decided to light some fireworks. David Zielinski, who had joined the crew that same year, had a motor-style firework prematurely blow up in his right hand, shattering bones and leaving him badly maimed. According to a separate report from the Seattle PI, Zielinski successfully sued Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand and was awarded approximately $1.35 million.
Zielinski successfully sued Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand and was awarded approximately $1.35 million. This wasn’t the first time the Hillstrands had to swim in some legal waters, when the siblings bailed on a spin-off project, "Hillstranded," Discovery sued them for $3 million.