After Weyland-Yutani was contacted by Francis Aaron regarding the Xenomorph's presence in the correctional unit on Fiorina 161, the company dispatched a team consisting of Michael, his team of researchers and a special forces unit. The cameraman was given the duty of filming the events that took place on Fiorina 161.
After the Runner Xenomorph was destroyed by Ripley, Michael confronted her and tried to convince the her to come with him and have his team of doctors remove the Queen gestating in her while the cameraman kept on filming. Aaron rebelled against Weyland and attacked him with a lead pipe, only to be gunned down by the commandos. Ripley refused to go with Michael and committed suicide by gracefully falling into the molten lead of the foundry.
The cameraman continued to film the wounded Michael, who became furious and told the cameraman to stop filming. The cameraman then left Fiorina 161 along with Michael, the team and the last survivor of the incident, prisoner Robert Morse.