Rust Film Set Security Breach Report ‘On Track’ For Release
A report on possible workplace safety violations on the film set where cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed would be “on track” for release on Thursday.
The report, produced by the New Mexico Department of the Environment (NMED), is due six months after the Santa Fe incident.
Ms Hutchins was killed on the set of the film in October last year, after gun actor Alec Baldwin was released.
“We are on track to release the report before the April 21 deadline,” NMED spokesperson Matthew Maeza told US media Deadline.
“I have no details of the report’s findings to share at this time.”
Lawyers said Baldwin pointed the prop gun at Ms Hutchins while preparing to shoot a scene when she discharged, killing the cinematographer and injuring the western’s director, Joel Souza.
The actor said he pointed the gun at Ms Hutchins on her instructions and she fired without him pulling the trigger.
He is currently battling a number of legal actions stemming from the incident, including those brought by screenwriter Mamie Mitchell, lighting manager Serge Svetnoy and Ms Hutchins’ family.
The incident also prompted calls from politicians for increased state-sponsored firearms training.
Earlier this year, New Mexico Senator Cliff Pirtle introduced a bill that would require all acting and film production personnel in the state where firearms are present to complete a safety course designed primarily for hunters.