Well, you know what Serious Cat in a banner picture means, serious news. Less than a month after a stunt performer was killed during an explosion mishap on the set of the Expendables sequel in Bulgaria, a crewman has died while working on the set of GI Joe 2 in New Orleans. Serious set accidents also befell crew members on the sets of Hangover 2 and Transformers 3. Under the circumstances, I think it’s high time we consider a law against sequels.
Officials at Paramount Pictures confirm … the crew member was working on tearing down the set, when something went terribly wrong.
Sources connected to the production tell us … the man was working on a “condor” — a high-powered lift — when the machine tipped over and the man sustained fatal injuries.
Paramount released a statement saying, “Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the [crew member's] family at this time.”
The statement continues, “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.” [TMZ]
Well that’s pretty terrible, and obviously our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family. I’d also like to take this time to request that if I happen to die falling from a Condor, tell my family that it was an actual condor. I would’ve wanted it that way.