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    ‘Rust’ Shooting Under Investigation By New Mexico Occupational Health & Safety Bureau

    NS casual shooting Thursday on the set of New Mexico WarThe one who took the life of a cinematographer helena hutchins And injured director Joel Souza is being investigated by the state’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, which can impose civil penalties for workplace accidents even if law enforcement determines no crime has been committed.

    “Our state OSHA program is investigating this,” Rebecca Rouge, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of the Environment, told Deadline Friday. “The state takes all workplace safety issues very seriously and will work diligently through our investigation of this tragic death.”

    “On Thursday evening, the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) learned of a workplace death and injury to a second person through the New Mexico Film Office on a film set in Santa Fe County. happened during filming,” the bureau said in a statement posted on its website. “The production company reported the fatality and injury to OHSB last night, in accordance with workplace safety laws. OHSB is investigating the incident in coordination with law enforcement, employers and employees. No additional information was released at this time until the investigation is complete. Will go.”

    Hutchins was accidentally killed, and Souza is injured by the weapon left by the film’s star, alec baldwin, while filming on location at Bonanza Creek Ranch just outside Santa Fe. The incident is also being investigated by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office and the state’s top prosecutor, First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweiss.

    Carmack-Altwies told Deadline that “this case is still in the early stages of the investigation,” and “at this time, we do not know whether charges will be filed. We will look at all the facts and evidence in the case with great discretion and further Will get the information later.”

    WarKey production company, Rust Movie Productions, LLC told Deadline on Friday that it “will review internally” of our processes during production shutdown. We will continue to cooperate with Santa Fe officials in their investigation and provide mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time.”

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