'G.I. Joe' Sequel Crew Member Dies On Set

G.I. Joe Channing Tatum - P 2011

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Mike Huber was reportedly working on a high-powered lift when an accident occurred on the New Orleans set.

Mike Huber, a locally hired crew member working on the set of Paramount's G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, died Nov. 22 while working on the production in New Orleans.

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Paramount issued the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Huber family at this time."

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Paramount said the safety of its cast and crew is a top priority and it is "fully cooperating with all investigating agencies as they examine the circumstances surrounding this unusual accident."

TMZ reported Wednesday that Huber died while working on a high-powered scissor lift that tipped over.

Paramount will release G.I. Joe 2 on June 29; it follows G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, a hit in 2009. 

Jon M. Chu is directing the Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced sequel, which will feature Bruce Willis, Channing TatumDwayne JohnsonAdrianne PalickiRay Stevenson and RZA, among others.

The project began shooting in New Orleans in August. 

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