When thinking of a movie or television set, death or serious injury to a cast or crew member generally does not come to mind.
But that’s exactly what happened Thursday night after a prop firearm in the hands of actor Alec Baldwin was fired on the set of “Rust,” killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding the man. film director, Joel Souza.
Support firearms typically fire blanks, except this time, that’s not what happened.
Hutchins was rushed to hospital and later pronounced dead, while Souza, also the film’s writer, received treatment at the hospital and was later released.
The “Rust” set accident is not the first time it has happened. The Star has compiled a list of other occasions where unexpected deaths or serious injuries occurred on sets.
1. “The Raven”
Similar to the accident that occurred on the set of “Rust,” actor Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, was killed when a revolver believed to have only blank bullets fired a live bullet on the set of “The Crow. ”(1993).
2. “Spider-Man: Turn off the darkness”
In December 2010, actor Christopher Tierney fell more than 10 meters to the stage during a preview of the Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” sustaining life-threatening injuries. The fall was videotaped on cell phones. The actor recovered after surgery.
3. “Fast and Furious 9”
Stuntman Joe Watts, who played Vin Diesel in “Fast & Furious 9,” was seriously injured and flown to the hospital after a major fall while filming at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, England. in July 2019.
4. “Deadpool 2”
Stuntman Joi (SJ) Harris was working on the set of “Deadpool 2” in August 2017 when she was thrown from the motorcycle she was riding and thrown through a flat glass window of a building. A workplace safety investigation later found that failures in part of the production contributed to his death.
5. “Cover up”
During the filming of an episode of the 1984 television series “Cover Up”, actor Jon-Erik Hexum accidentally shot himself in the head while pretending to play Russian roulette. He suffered a skull injury that caused significant bleeding and died days later.