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Rust: Producers of Alec Baldwin film deny safety failures over shooting

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Posted: 11/05/22 - 13:40
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The producers of Alec Baldwin film Rust have disputed an official report saying they were indifferent to gun safety before an on-set shooting tragedy.

The film's cinematographer was killed and its director injured when a gun held by Baldwin fired last October.

Last month, the New Mexico Environment Department imposed its maximum fine on Rust Movie Productions for "serious and wilful" failures.

But the company has said it "enforced all applicable safety protocols".

In legal documents filed to contest the authority's findings, the firm also said it "did not 'wilfully' violate any safety protocol".

Any actors handling guns received sufficient training, and assistant directors were instructed to hold safety meetings on days when firearms were used, it said.

There was such a meeting on the morning of the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins and wounded Joel Souza, according the documents.

I Call Bull: Rubbish they are just trying to push the blame else where

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15 days
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I agree with MDM, there has to be honest accountability somewhere here.
16 days
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For gruds sake. Someone died. Pretty obvious safety wasn't followed one way or the other.
16 days
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Hardly going to sing and dance about it but there must have been a failure somewhere for this to have happened