The New Mexico local government has concluded an investigation into the fatal shooting of Alec Baldwin on the western set of “Rest.” The Workplace Safety Agency fined the film’s producers the highest possible fine, as there was “complete disregard for basic safety rules”.
Photographer Helena Hutchins was killed in October when Baldwin fired an improperly loaded pistol on the film’s set in New Mexico. He. She Occupational health and safety office New Mexico has Rust Film ProductionThe company that produced the film has now been fined the highest possible fine of US$139,793 (about €129,000).
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In a scathing report, the agency described a culture on set in which normal safety rules are constantly violated, even when a fatal incident involving Hutchins resulted in two casualty shootings. Safety Coordinator (David Holz, who wore a double hat as assistant director, editor.) No action was taken. Producers were given multiple opportunities to intervene, but chose not to. As a result of this failure, director Joel Souza was seriously injured and photographer Helena Hutchins died.”
The report also asserts that Baldwin – who was also a producer – was delivered by the same Halls, without the weapons specialist being implicated in the collection. Nor was there any budget for specialized personnel, and the crew’s reservations about this were even mocked. “This tragedy and death could have been avoided,” the agency said.
The US court is also conducting its own criminal investigation, which is still ongoing.