The production company of the film ‘Rest’ has been fined for not complying with safety measures on the set. An investigation by the authorities shows that the death of camerawoman Halyna Hutchins could have been prevented, foreign media report.
The fine is over $139,000. Not only was safety on set not taken seriously. There was also an ‘indifference’ about the risks that employees ran as a result. The study was conducted by the New Mexico Environment Department, which includes workplace safety.
Actor Alec Baldwin shot the camerawoman during rehearsals on set in New Mexico in October and injured director Joel Souza. He did so with a weapon he didn’t know was loaded. The gun, which served as a prop, had not been properly checked beforehand.
Police are still conducting their own investigation.