Person Seriously Injured on T3 Movie Set

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  1. optimusprime42

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    all i can say is wow.. can't believe she used her own car
     
  2. SilverOptimus

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    The accident was "unforeseeable" and "The weld was made by a certified welder and all necessary safety precautions were in place." says the court (according to TMZ).

    Producers Cleared in Horrific 'Transformers 3' Crash | TMZ.com

    All charges are cleared.

    Will the studio still compensate Gabriella Cedillo somehow?
     
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    poor girl.

    was going to post same info from another source, same story
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...person-seriously-injured-t3-movie-set-11.html
     
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    Great news! Glad to know that, as horrible as it was, it wasn't because someone dropped the ball.

    I suspect they will. I'd imagine some form of Workers' Compensation. The amount requested in the law suit was very reasonable so I have no doubt that the studio will either meet or beat that in the form of a settlement.
     
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    Unforseeable, yup, kindof the nature of accidents isn't it?

    The weld did not hold though, so I don't see the point of stating the work was done by a certified welder. That's just a way of saying 'we're not to blame'.
    Who did the calculations for the weld? How was it checked? Was NDT carried out and to which standard? Who calculated the forces that'd be excerted on the weld during the stunt?
    Given the distance to the extra and the damage it did to her, there would have been some extreme forces involved.

    There're no freak accidents, just bad planning, bad precautions and bad assumptions.

    Bottom line, IMO they (Paramount) are responsible and they should pay, regardless of what piece of paper they've made the extras sign.
     
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    Relatives dispute clearing of 'Transformers' producers - Chicago Breaking News

    drivers didn't sign waivers.
     
  10. grimlock1972

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    I won't attest to the quality of the weld in question here as I have not seen it and I am no expert. but the forces in play on this stunt are something that is virtually impossible to predict and there for it difficult at best to prepare for all contingencies.

    This was a tragic accident , nothing more.

    Paramount should have to pay the woman for her injuries and her ongoing care and expenses. pretty much all the paper OSHA signed off on is good for is protecting them from claims of negligence in the lawsuit.

    it could not have been prevented, that said professional stunt people should have been doing the driving in which this woman was involved.
     
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    What is Osha?
     
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