The unnamed male employee was tearing down the New Orleans, Louisiana set using a scissor lift machine on Tuesday (22Nov11) when it tipped over and seriously injured the worker, according to TMZ.com. He died from his injuries.
Further details about the incident, or the crew member’s identity have yet to be revealed, but Paramount Pictures executives issued a statement confirming the tragedy on Wednesday (23Nov11).
The statement reads: “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.”
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