The Paramount Pictures sequel G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation suffered a tragic blow on the New Orleans set yesterday, when crew member Mike Huber died after a bizarre accident.

Mike Huber, a local New Orleans resident, was tearing down a set yesterday, while using a scissor-lift. The scissor-lift somehow tipped over, and Mike Huber sustained fatal injuries. Here's the statement Paramount Pictures released after the on-set fatality.

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"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the [crew member's] family at this time. The safety of our cast and crew is our top priority and the studio is fully cooperating with all investigating agencies as they examine the circumstances surrounding this unusual accident."

It isn't known if production will be delayed due to this unfortunate turn of events. G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is scheduled for release July 29, 2012.