Officials: No fines in 'Transformers 3' accident

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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 11:23 AM
Officials: No fines in 'Transformers 3' accident

Indiana officials say they won't fine Paramount Pictures or production crews over an accident during filming of "Transformers 3" that left a woman with brain damage.

Gabriela Cedillo was working as an extra when she was hit in the head by a piece of flying metal during the filming of a stunt sequence in Hammond, Ind.

Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokesman Marc Lotter says an investigation found the Sept. 1 accident occurred due to the failure of a weld connecting a car to a tow cable. He says the weld was made by a certified welder and all necessary safety precautions were in place.

Lotter says the mishap was "an unfortunate and unforeseeable accident."