Report into Alec Baldwin Rust shooting finds ‘firearm safety procedures were not followed on set’

The world was shocked last year when a member of the crew was shot dead on the set of Western movie Rust and now a report into the production company on set ruled ‘firearm safety procedures were not followed on set’.

Actor Alec Baldwin was holding a prop gun when it was discharged – killing 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Now, a report has found that the production company “knew that firearm safety procedures were not being followed on set and demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety,” writes The Mirror.

The company has also been given the maximum fine allowable by state law in New Mexico.

Following the incident, Alec gave an interview to US network ABC and said he felt sadness, but not guilt.

He claimed he “could not say who” was responsible for her death.

The husband of Halyna – Matt Hutchins – called the Hollywood star’s actions “absurd” and admits he felt “so angry” seeing him talk about Halyna’s death in public after he had held the firearm that fatally injured her.

In a chat with NBC’s Today show, Matt opened up about the comments.

Halyna Hutchins tragically died on set

He told the host: “Watching him I just felt so angry.

“I was angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such a detailed way and then to not accept responsibility after having just described killing her.

“The idea that the person holding the gun causing it to discharge is not rep is absurd to me.”

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Matt’s words come as Alec prepares to fight a number of lawsuits filed against him following the incident.

Halyna with her husband Matthew
Halyna with her husband Matthew

Cases are being brought by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, head of lighting Serge Svetnoy as well as Halyna’s family.

According to lawyers, the actor had pointed the prop gun at the cinematographer during the set-up for the filming of a scene when it was discharged.

It left Halyna dead and also wounded the movie’s director, Joel Souza. Joel was hit in the shoulder by the bullet and was taken to hospital at the time before being discharged.

Alec claims that while he was the one holding the gun, it went off without him pulling the trigger.

And the Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told Vanity Fair that she has been looking into the actor’s claim that he did not pull the trigger and launched an unofficial investigation of her own to test Baldwin’s claims that he had only pulled back the hammer of the gun before it went off.

She said: “You can pull the hammer back without actually pulling the trigger and without actually locking it.

“So you pull it back partway, it doesn’t lock, and then if you let it go, the firing pin can hit the first of the bullet.”

“I didn’t know too much about guns, certainly not about 1850s-era revolvers. So when I first heard that, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s crazy’.”

Matt continued to say there were “multiple responsible parties” for the death of his wife.

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He added: “Gun safety was not the only problem on that set, there were standards that were not practiced.

“There are multiple responsible parties.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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