Death on the Set of G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Death on the Set of <em>G.I. Joe: Retaliation</em>

Filming has wrapped on the new G.I. Joe movie, but an accident has cost the life of a crew member during the process of dismantling the sets. Click the jump for details.

Yesterday a crew member, Mike Huber, died after having an accident on the New Orleans set of "G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation." According to a source with TMZ Mike Huber was working on a scissor lift, and the machine toppled over. The injuries sustained from the fall were fatal. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Huber's family.

Courtesy of TMZ
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 high-powered scissor 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.”
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