New Mexico Fined Rust Movie Productions $ 137,000 for Safety Concerns that Lead to the Death of Halyna Hutchin

Alec Baldwin

Halyna Hutchins, a Ukrainian cinematographer lost her life during an awkward shooting incident on the set of a production of film Rust. As per the latest Hollywood news, the Rust production company has been due to the negligence. The above incident happened last year.

The news broke when New Mexico fined Rust Production company for $ 137,000 for “willful” safety failures that became the reason for the unexpected and sudden demise of Halyna Hutchins.

As per an investigation done by occupational health bureau (OSHB) in this regard, it was revealed that the production company already knew about the safety norms not being followed and still managed to demonstrate the “plain indifference” to the hazards.

James Kenney, who’s the Environment Cabinet Secretary said, “This tragic incident never would have happened if Rust Movie Productions, LLC had followed national film industry standards for firearm safety,” he said.

New Mexico Fined Rust Movie Productions $ 137,000 for Safety Norms

The incident happened last year in the month of October when Alec Baldwin (revolver actor and producer) was simply rehearsing at the time of filming in New Mexico fired a live round that killed one and injured other.

In an earlier statement, Rust movie productions stated that they were not aware of the kind of lapses that had to go through at the time of filming.

Stefan Friedman, spokesperson for Rust Movie Productions said, “While we appreciate OSHA’s time and effort in its investigation, we disagree with its findings and plan to appeal,” he said on Wednesday.

The probe in the case started since then. And in a span of 6 months, it was revealed that the production company didn’t bother to launch investigation against the complaints of crew members regarding firearm safety.

At this time, Santa Fe County District Attorney and Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office are investigating into the above fatality.

In the meanwhile, fatality has denied the responsibility for the Hutchins demise. He stated that nobody allowed to take live rounds onto the set.


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