Suit: ‘Chicago Fire’ extra’s ear canal punctured while molding prosthetic

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A man cast as an extra on the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” is suing one of the show’s production companies, claiming a prop designer punctured the actor’s ear canal while making a prosthetic mold during production earlier this year on the West Side.

Bruce Geary filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court against Open 4 Business Productions and the man who allegedly made the mold of his ear on Jan. 24 at a company building in the 2600 block of West 15th Place.

The prosthetic was for Geary’s role as a “background performer” on the show, and it punctured his ear canal as the designer removed it, causing “great pain and anguish of both body and mind,” the suit says.

Neither Geary’s attorney nor an Open 4 Business spokeswoman could be reached for comment Thursday evening.

The three-count suit accuses the company and designer of negligence, battery and assault. Geary is seeking at least $150,000 plus court costs.

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