U.S. Army Humvee crushes man to death on set of movie

Ricardo Cornelius was crushed by a US army issue Humvee that apparently fell on top of him.

A crew member working on the film, ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’, has died as a result of injuries he sustained after being crushed on-set by a military-style vehicle.

34-year-old Ricardo Cornelius was “badly injured” when a U.S. Army Hummer fell on top of him during filming of the movie in Cape Town, South Africa.

According to local reports, the Hummer was standing on a small platform, which tilted when it was being manually rotated. The vehicle fell and landed on top the victim, crushing him. Cornelius’s wife said he was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support.

“I spoke to him but the doctors said he didn’t know what was going on around him. We were with him for about an hour, then he died.” That was on Dec. 3, according to a South African website.

She added that the company her husband was working for, All Access Crew, compensated her financially, but is no longer in touch with her.

Cornelius was not the first person affiliated with the production to suffer injuries, according to Yahoo News. Back in October, stuntwoman Olivia Jackson ran into moving camera equipment while performing a motorbike stunt.  She suffered spinal damage, facial scarring and lost a thumb. Jackson reportedly revealed this week that she had to have her arm amputated as a result of the accident.

The German company, Constantin Films, is producing the movie — which is the last sequel in the game adaptation series, set to be released next January. They had no comment about the latest horrific accident on-set.


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