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Production firm slapped with safety fine after fatal Baldwin ...


Production firm slapped with safety fine after fatal Baldwin movie shooting

‘There wasn’t even the most basic threshold safety structure,’ says a lawyer of the set where the tragedy occurred

Bruce Rolfsen

The production company overseeing the Western film in which Alec Baldwin was holding a handgun that fatally shot a crew member was cited on Wednesday by New Mexico authorities for not protecting the movie’s cast and crew.

The New Mexico Occupational Safety and Health Bureau cited Rust Movie Productions with a violation of the general duty clause, which requires employers to provide workplaces free of known, potentially fatal hazards that can be mitigated, and proposed a $136,793 fine.

Rust was cited for “the plain indifference to the recognised hazards associated with the use of firearms on set that resulted in a fatality, severe injury and unsafe working conditions”, the safety agency said...

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