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Turns out the staff responsible for the prop gun accident was a replacement called to fill in for the crew staff... that was on strike, protesting, among other things, about the safety conditions of the filming. Unions exist for a reason I guess!
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RT @latimes
NEW: Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest …
twitter.com/latimes/status/145

@csolisr the person who died was trying to get better conditions for her crew, too.

@dredmorbius Thanks, I'm currently using a Twitter-to-Mastodon bridge and it doesn't de-redirect links

> on strike, protesting, among other things, about the safety conditions
weird how Rust is so often promoted to programmers with the argument of safety
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