Alec Baldwin did not know that the prop gun he fired on the set of Rust was unsafe. He was handed the weapon and the scene started. That was a fatal and tragic mistake. Now new information has emerged about the man who handed Baldwin that gun.
According to a report from TMZ, the assistant director for Rust who told Baldwin that the prop gun was safe has a history of safety issues. It is reported that “someone who worked with him on a previous production” spilled the beans to the outlet.
Maggie Goll is a propmaker who worked with Dave Halls in 2019 on Hulu’s Into the Dark series. She alleged that, “At first he seemed like an older, affable first [A.D.] with the usual run of idiosyncrasies, but that facade soon disappeared […] He did not maintain a safe working environment.”
It was also alleged that Dave Halls let cameras roll in the middle of a medical emergency. This took place when “something happened to the pyrotechnician.” That that “created a dangerous situation” on the set.
It was also alleged that no safety meetings were held on set when a gun was set to be used. That is a pretty alarming piece of information, because such meetings are the norm.
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