The film, directed by Helmer Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean
) has shot footage in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, and has relocated to Los Angeles.
The film has been plagued by injuries and accidents. Johnny Depp was injured shooting an action scene while riding a horse.
"We regretfully confirm that a crew member has passed away after being taken to a local hospital,"
said the studio in a prepared statement:
"Our hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time and our full support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this terrible event."
The crew member did not die during filming and was not a stunt performer.
The fatal accident took place while the crew member was preparing a tank for an underwater scene.