Film producers fined over gun safety failures on set of Rust
Production on the project was suspended indefinitely last October after a tragic incident in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died after a prop gun used by actor Alec Baldwin fired during rehearsal. Director Joel Souza was also injured. On Wednesday, officials from New Mexico's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau announced that producers at Rust Movie Productions must pay nearly $137,000 (£105,000) in relation to the violation of industry protocols. These violations include the failure to address a shotgun being left unattended on two occasions and that there was no process to ensure no live rounds of ammunition were left on set.