The family of a Chicago woman severely injured in an accident on the set of “Transformers 3” insists the incident was caused by negligence and faulty welding.
Their assertion comes a day after officials from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration cleared Paramount Pictures of any wrongdoing.
Gabriela Cedillo was working as an extra in Hammond, Ind., when a cable welded to a stunt car snapped, flew through the air and crashed into the windshield of her car. Cedillo’s skull was sliced open and she was left permanently brain damaged, paralyzed on her left side and with her left eye stitched shut, a lawsuit filed on her behalf claims.
“This was completely foreseeable. When bad welds occur, when negligence occurs, it’s foreseeable someone is going get hurt. The fact is they were improper, they were poorly done,” said family attorney Todd Smith.