I read about an injury on the set of America’s got talent. It was an escape stunt where the stunt man was suspended between two swinging cars. The man needed to escape in order to not be crushed by the cars.
He didn’t make it in time and was seriously injured.
My opinion is that the so called stunt man was an untalented amateur who had no idea what he was doing. The people in charge of that show are no better. The situation is perfectly summed up by Penn Gilette.
I believe it’s morally wrong to do things on stage that are really dangerous. It makes the audience complicit in unnecessary risk.
Stunts like this should carry the APPEARANCE of danger, but not the reality. This is how a professional does it: