'Transformers 3' Lawsuit Continues

October 27, 2010

This could be serve severe blow to the lawsuit filed by the family of the extra who sustained severe personal injuries as the result of the stunt that went wrong. If OSHA says that those who were in charge were not negligent, how will the plaintiff prove negligence?

I am so intrigued by this case!

Chicago, IL– The Indiana Occupation Safety and Health Administration has cleared the producers of the upcoming “Transformers 3” movie in an accident, which left an extra with severe head trauma, as reported by Perez Hilton.

OSHA declared that the movie producers “operated by the book” and the fatal stunt was an “unfortunate and unforeseeable accident.”

As previously reported in “Paramount Pictures Sued for Negligence Over ‘Transformers 3’ Head Injury,” Gabriella Cedillo was among 80 extras, who was driving her own vehicle in the westbound lanes of an empty area of Cline Avenue during a stunt. Flatbed trucks where towing stunt vehicles in the opposite lanes at 50 mph, as Cedillo’s car and the other vehicles followed along. When two of the towed vehicles began to rise as a part of the stunt, they flipped “by use of a pulling cable with the idea being to cause violent rolls of the cars involved.” A cable and bracket that was fixed to the bottom of a stunt car closest to Cedillo’s car and the other extras, suddenly detached. The towed vehicle then became “airborne into the oncoming lanes, striking Ms. Cedillo’s hood, windshield and eventually her head.”

via New York Injury News- Update: OSHA Clears ‘Transformers 3′ Producers of Extra’s Head Injury – Injury News.

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