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Besides fighting undead hordes in the upcoming Resident Evil: Retribution, the cast and crew are fighting off some real-life injuries as well.
Toronto Police Services have confirmed that officers responded to a call just before 8 a.m. in regards to an industrial accident on the set of the film. One of the wheeled platforms on the set at Cinespace Film Studios moved while the film's extras and crewmembers were moving from one area of the stage to another.
When the platform separated and collapsed, 16 people on set were injured. Eleven of the people on set were taken to the hospital in an ambulance with injuries ranging from minor to a broken leg and cracked ribs.
Davis Films/Impact Pictures (RE5) Inc. and Constantin Film International GmbH issued the following statement regarding the accident: "It is with regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident. The thoughts of everyone involved in the production are with those who have been injured, and we hope that all have a quick and complete recovery. The filmmakers are continuing to work closely with the authorities in responding to this accident."
Canada's Ministry of Labor is investigating the cause of the accident.