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Baldwin hands over phone to 'Rust' investigators

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RecklessToday  05:33 pm JST

'There was serious negligence involved but the responsibility rests on the on-set specialists hired to do exactly that.'

I agree, on the other hand as you may have read, there were complaints of safety lapses in advance of this accident, and the executive in charge may have some liability based on knowing the risk and not taking appropriate actions.

I guess that'll come out during the investigation. If there is, then executive management may bear some legal and possible criminal responsibility. I understand that Baldwin was one of the producers as well as an actor. As an actor, he can't be held responsible. As a one of the producers, it depends. I recall the Brandon Lee incident on set. The actor who fired the gun wasn't held in any way responsible. How could he? In no way are actors required to check if a gun on set has blank or live rounds. No live rounds should ever be around in the first place.

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That didn't take long at all, now, did it? /s It's been, what, a month, since they first requested the phone?

"Fully cooperating". Yeah, sure...

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There was serious negligence involved but the responsibility rests on the on-set specialists hired to do exactly that.

I agree, on the other hand as you may have read, there were complaints of safety lapses in advance of this accident, and the executive in charge may have some liability based on knowing the risk and not taking appropriate actions.

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This happened on a movie set not on a firing range or private target practice where live rounds are used and expected. No actor or producer checks all firearms before firing because it's a movie set where live rounds are never expected or present. Most actors wouldn't even be able to identify a blank round from a live round. No producer or actor checks all safety issues on set and for stunts themselves. You hire specialists to do that. There was serious negligence involved but the responsibility rests on the on-set specialists hired to do exactly that.

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Phone or not. Responsibility & accountability always lies in the hands of the handler. Safety is everyone’s job. Ignorance & arrogance are no excuse for negligence.

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That thing has been scrubbed so clean!

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