Baldwin Assistant Director Had Alleged History Of Unsafe Work Conditions

Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer

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The assistant director on the movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins reportedly had a history of allowing unsafe working conditions. 

Prop maker Maggie Goll previously worked with assistant director Dave Halls on the Hulu series, "Into the Dark." Goll told NBC News the sets were increasingly claustrophobic with no clear fire lanes and zero safety meetings. According to court records, Halls handed the prop gun to Baldwin before the fatal shooting at the Bonanza Ranch in New Mexico, indicating incorrectly that the weapon did not carry live rounds by yelling "cold gun." The gun Baldwin used that was supposed to contain blanks had misfired before on the New Mexico set, sources familiar with the situation said, prompting several crew members to walk off the set just hours before the incident that killed Hutchins.

Baldwin, 63, who is known for his roles on "30 Rock" and in "The Hunt for Red October," as well as his impression of former President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," has described the killing as a "tragic accident." He was a producer of "Rust."

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