No fines, no fault – Transformers 3 crew cleared of stunt accident in Hammond, IN

Transformers 3 Hammond Indiana car stunt aftermath

Nothing to see here, please move along.

As posted by TMZ and TFLAMB, the Indiana Occupation Safety and Health Administration has cleared the producers of Transformers 3 from any wrong-doing regarding the terrible accident that has now paralyzed the left side of Gabriella Cedillo.

IOSHA tells TMZ the accident occurred “due to the failure of a weld connecting a car to a cable. The weld was made by a certified welder and all necessary safety precautions were in place.”

The IOSHA rep added, “No citations or fines will be issued. This was an unfortunate and unforeseeable accident.”

So what does this mean Collecticons?

My gut feeling is that now the lawsuit filed by the Cedillo family against the film may be have a little less weight behind it.  The total damages being pursued are around $350,000, which felt a bit small to me for the life-changing damage that took place for our unlucky extra.

My pure speculative notion is that the two parties will settle out of court, with Miss Cedillo still being awarded a handsome sum.  Handsome enough to make up for the terrible accident?  Of course not.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

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