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TV stuntman breaks both ankles in fall

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Aug 23, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

The unnamed man was performing a six-storey jump last week (beg15Aug11) when a back-up safety mechanism failed to halt his plunge properly and he plummeted to the ground.

According to TMZ.com, the man was taken to hospital where it was discovered he had broken both his ankles.

The show's producers tell the website, "Safety is our first priority, and because of that we test these stunts repeatedly with trained stuntmen to ensure our contestants' well-being."

It's the second accident to plague the show this month - a contestant suffered minor injuries after the truck she was standing on collided with a stunt car.

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