A new report revealed that there had been at least three other ‘red flags’ on the set of Rust before cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed.
An investigative report published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday revealed three accidental gun discharges took place in the days prior to Alec Baldwin firing the gun that killed Hutchins on October 21.
Crew members revealed that Alec’s stunt double accidentally fired a blank after being told that the gun was cold.
Another instance was when a young woman who worked in the props department ‘actually shot herself in the foot’ using a blank.
A Los Angeles Times report published Sunday showed that at least three other red flags were present on Rust’s set before Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer (pictured), was killed.
During their investigation, the Times interviewed several crew members.
One claim that there were numerous red flags throughout production, citing the absence of an on-site physician during preproduction.
“Someone dropped a countersink bit on me and it stabbed in the hand. It was my responsibility to fix it and I’m still recovering from it,’ shared a production worker.
Another claim was that production leaders were more concerned about their budget than safety on the set.
Lane Luper, the A camera first assistant, said Saturday that it felt like the crew members were more important than the budget.
“Everything was about the budget and the schedule.”
Luper and other crew members claimed that officials didn’t send safety bulletins or call sheets after filming began.
Alec Baldwin sobs after shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Utchins on Thursday at the set of Rust in Santa Fe (New Mexico).
An investigative report published Sunday morning showed three accidental weapons discharges on the Rust set (pictured), just prior to Hutchins’s death.
The crew claims Alec prioritized his fellow cast members and crew members, despite the absence of safety concerns among the production leaders.
“Alec was very concerned about safety at the set,” a camera technician said.
Another crew member said, “He wanted to know where he would be standing when it was time for him to draw his gun.”
‘I told the man that I was going somewhere else, and he said “Good”.
Hutchins was killed on October 21st, the 12th day of a 212-day film production. Alec pointed and fired a Colt pistol towards her during a scene.
Alec was handling the vintage gun on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when it accidentally discharged – killing the mother-of-one and wounding director Joel Souza.
One involved Alec’s stuntdouble accidentally firing a blank, despite being told that the gun was ‘cold.’ Another example was when a props worker accidentally shot herself in the foot with a blank.
Halyna Hutchins (pictured) died on October 21 after Alec Baldwin pointed and fired a Colt pistol at her during a scene
The actor is facing a criminal investigation for the fatal shooting of Hutchins.
DailyMail.com has obtained a callsheet indicating that Alec was involved in a mock gunfight in the Bonanza Ranch church building when Hutchins was shot.
Co-stars Jensen Ackles, Swen Temmel and Travis Hammer were also in the scene – numbered 121 – alongside Alec’s stunt double Blake Teixeira and stunt coordinator Allan Graf.
Production notes indicate that the Colt pistol was among several weapons on the set at the time, but it was the only one used in 121 as well as the preceding 118.
The armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, said ‘wasn’t sure if I was ready’ in an interview prior to filming.
In the podcast interview, she also said that loading blanks into guns was the scariest thing she had ever done. She didn’t know how to do it so she sought help from Thell Reed, a legendary gunsmith, to overcome her fear.
Dave Halls, first assistant director, grabbed the gun off the cart and brought it in to Alec. However, Alec was not aware that it was loaded up with live rounds.
“Cold gun!” Halls shouted “Cold gun!” Before handing the gun to Alec. This phrase was used to signal cast and crew that the gun was safe for them to fire on the scene.
The warrant indicated that a single bullet struck Hutchins in Hutchins’ chest. It then struck director Joel Souza in the shoulder while he was standing behind her. This injures him.