The Sofia Echo reports that a stuntman died on the set of The Expendables 2 and another was injured and taken to the hospital.
The accident happened on the Ognyanovo dam near Elin Pelin in Bulgaria. The men were performing a stunt in a rubber boat that involved an explosion. They were members of the film’s second unit, while the main unit was shooting in Bansko, about two-and-a-half hours away, at the time.
The site says the injured stuntman is in stable condition but is unconscious. He reportedly underwent a five-hour long operation on the night of October 27.
Nu Image/Millennium Films confirmed the accident, saying: “It is with great regret that we confirm this unfortunate accident. Our hearts go out to the families and those on the production affected by this tragedy. The filmmakers are working closely with the authorities in responding to and investigating this accident.”
The Expendables 2 is expected to wrap filming in December for an August 17, 2012 release. Simon West is directing a cast that includes Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Liam Hemsworth.