‘Rust’ crew member dies after prop gun misfires on set of Alec Baldwin movie

‘Rust’ crew member dies after prop gun misfires on set of Alec Baldwin film

2021-10-22 06:00:33

An accident on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film, “Rust,” on the Bonanza Creek Ranch on the outskirts of Sante Fe, New Mexico, despatched two members of the movie crew to the hospital. Considered one of them, a lady, has died, Fox Information has confirmed.

A press launch from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Division stated deputies had been dispatched to the set round 1:50 p.m. native time, and the decision indicated that a person had been shot.

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Investigators stated that the prop firearm was getting used throughout filming when it was discharged. Detectives are investigating how and what kind of projectile was discharged, the sheriff stated.

In accordance with the media launch, one capturing sufferer – a 42-year-old feminine – was transported through helicopter to the College of New Mexico Hospital, the place she later died, the sheriff’s workplace confirmed. 

An accident on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film, ‘Rust,’ on the Bonanza Creek Ranch on the outskirts of Sante Fe, N.M., despatched two members of the movie crew to the hospital. A lady has died and a person stays hospitalized.
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The second sufferer – a 42-year-old male – was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent’s Hospital, the place he’s present process emergency therapy.

A manufacturing spokesperson from Rust Film Productions LLC informed Deadline in an announcement Thursday that the accident  concerned “the misfire of a prop gun with blanks” and that “manufacturing has been halted in the intervening time.”

“The protection of our solid and crew stays our prime precedence,” the assertion provides. 

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A spokesperson for the division relayed to Deadline that prison investigators had been referred to as to the set on the Bonanza Creek Ranch Thursday afternoon. It is unclear if that is customary police protocol. 

The sheriff’s workplace stated in its assertion that the accident stays underneath lively investigation. 

In ‘Rust,’ Alec Baldwin stars as Harland Rust, an outlaw who helps his estranged grandson get out of prison in Kansas after the 13-year-old is 'convicted of an accidental murder and sentenced to hang.'

In ‘Rust,’ Alec Baldwin stars as Harland Rust, an outlaw who helps his estranged grandson get out of jail in Kansas after the 13-year-old is ‘convicted of an unintentional homicide and sentenced to hold.’
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Within the movie, Baldwin stars as Harland Rust, an outlaw who helps his estranged grandson get out of jail in Kansas after the 13-year-old is “convicted of an unintentional homicide and sentenced to hold,” based on Deadline.

Earlier on Thursday, Baldwin shared a photograph of himself in full character to Instagram with the caption: “Again to in particular person on the workplace. Blimey … it’s exhausting.”

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A rep for Baldwin in addition to reps for the manufacturing firm didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.

Fox Information’ Lauryn Overhultz and Mariah Haas contributed to this report.


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