Report: Union Members Left Movie Set Before Crew Member Killing

Six disgruntled union camera workers vacated a New Mexico film set hours before a cinematographer was killed by a blast from a prop gun being handled by actor Alec Baldwin, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday citing unidentified sources.

It was unclear if the camera crew left voluntarily or were ordered off the set. The Times reported both that the workers ”walked off the set” and that a ”member of the producer staff ordered the union members to leave.” 

The paper quoted three anonymous sources as saying the half dozen camera crew members were upset about conditions on the film ”Rust,” a production the publication characterized as a ”low-budget” western.

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