'G.I. Joe' crew member dies on New Orleans set

'G.I. Joe' crew member dies on New Orleans set
Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 10:27am

A crew member working on the New Orleans set of "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation" died Tuesday while taking down a set used in production.

Another crew member told WDSU that the person died while breaking down the set at the Michoud facility where NASA built the external fuel tanks for the space shuttle program. According to the crew member, the film was being shot at a warehouse at the facility.

The man was working on a high-powered scissor lift when the machine tipped over and the man sustained fatal injuries.

Paramount Pictures spokeswoman Virginia Lam identified the victim as Mike Huber. Lam said the studio is fully cooperating with the investigation.

The sequel stars Bruce Willis, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Channing Tatum. The action movie is scheduled for release in the summer.

Paramount also released a statement on the accident:

"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the [crew member's] family at this time... The safety of our cast and crew is our top priority and the studio is fully cooperating with all investigating agencies as they examine the circumstances surrounding this unusual accident.”

Read more: http://www.wdsu.com/entertainment/29845556/detail.html#ixzz1edkcURKL

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