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Actor Alec Baldwin has killed someone on set during filming. He fired a prop gun which killed the Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins. He also injured another person on set. Presumably, this has been a terrible accident. 

Have any P&B posters ever killed a work colleague, accidentally or otherwise? 

Have any P&B posters seriously injured a work colleague, accidentally or otherwise? 

Any other P&B posters wondering why the f**k a gun capable of killing someone was being used in a working environment? 

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Similar thing killed Bruce Lee's son. From Wiki:

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On March 31, 1993, Lee was filming a scene in The Crow where his character is shot and killed by thugs.[97] In the scene, Lee's character walks into his apartment and discovers his fiancée being beaten and raped, and a thug played by actor Michael Massee is to fire a Smith & Wesson Model 629 .44 Magnum revolver at Lee's character as he walks into the room.[98]

In the film shoot preceding the fatal scene, the prop gun, which is a real revolver, was loaded with improperly-made dummy rounds, cartridges from which the special-effects crew had removed the powder charges so in close-ups the revolver would show normal-looking ammunitions. However, the crew neglected to remove the primers from the cartridges. At some point before the fatal event, one of the rounds had been fired; although there was no powder charges, the energy from the ignited primer was enough to separate the bullet from the casing and push it part-way into the gun barrel, where it got stuck (a condition known as a squib load). For the fatal scene, which called for the revolver to be fired at Lee from a distance of 3.6–4.5 meters (12–15 ft), the dummy cartridges were replaced with blank rounds, which contained a powder charge and the primer, but no solid bullet, allowing the gun to be fired with sound and flash effects without the risk of an actual projectile. However, the gun was not properly checked and cleared before the blank round was fired, and the dummy bullet previously lodged in the barrel was then propelled forward by the blank and shot out the muzzle with almost the same force as if the round were live, striking Lee in the abdomen.[99][100]

After Massee pulled the trigger, Lee was supposed to fall forward instead of backward. When the director said "cut", Lee did not stand up and the crew thought he was either still acting or kidding around. Jeff Imada, who immediately checked Lee, noticed something wrong when he came close and noted Lee was unconscious and breathing heavily. Medic Clyde Baisey went over and shook Lee to see if he was dazed by hitting his head during the fall, but did not think Lee had been shot since there was no bleeding. Baisey took Lee's pulse, which was regular, but within two to three minutes it slowed down dramatically, and stopped.[101]

Lee was rushed to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. Attempts to save him were unsuccessful and after six hours of emergency surgery, Lee was pronounced dead at 1:03 pm on March 31, 1993. He was 28 years old.

 

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44 minutes ago, Michael W said:

Actor Alec Baldwin has killed someone on set during filming. He fired a prop gun which killed the Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins. He also injured another person on set. Presumably, this has been a terrible accident. 

Have any P&B posters ever killed a work colleague, accidentally or otherwise? 

Have any P&B posters seriously injured a work colleague, accidentally or otherwise? 

Any other P&B posters wondering why the f**k a gun capable of killing someone was being used in a working environment? 

 

Real guns are used to fire blanks, you'd think that with CGI they could find a way to simulate the noise and flash of gunfire. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Michael W said:

Have any P&B posters seriously injured a work colleague, accidentally or otherwise? 

Not injured anyone myself but a mate of mine was badly injured when we worked together at a supermarket in the 90s. 

In the store room at the back of the shop where all the stock was held, you were supposed to use these massive ladders on wheels to climb up, grab a box of whatever was needed, and carry it down. That wasn't done. What normally happened was that one person would stand on a pallet, another would get in the forklift truck, and lift the pallet with the person on it up to the required height. Utterly against health and safety regulations. 

One day my pal stood on the pallet. Another employee who had never been trained on the forklift was told to get in and hoist him up. This he did - and then drove forward slamming my mate into the steel shelves. My pal shouted down but the guy neither understood him, nor knew what he was doing, and reversed and went forward again a few times. My pal ended up with a fractured pelvis and other injuries and was off work for months. 

HSE investigation resulted in the store being fined £20k (the maximum allowable at the time). The store manager was absolved of blame by the company but resigned (I think he was offered the chance to resign or get sacked). 

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15 minutes ago, Day of the Lords said:

The only thing that can stop a bad actor with a prop gun, is a good actor with a prop gun. 

 

15 minutes ago, Day of the Lords said:

The only thing that can stop a bad actor with a prop gun, is a good actor with a prop gun. 

It wasn't that funny...

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Real guns are used to fire blanks, you'd think that with CGI they could find a way to simulate the noise and flash of gunfire. 
 
 
 
The argument I've heard for that is CGI is expensive so it's cheaper for them to use blanks.
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It happens, unfortunately, but it normally appears to be due to the weapon not being checked by the weapons master between uses, and there's no excuse for that considering how many times people have been injured this way on film sets.

Hopefully it was some kind of legitimate test situation or bad aim during a take, and not Baldwin just fucking about, which would explain why the weapon hadn't been cleaned. If it's the latter, he'll have a lot of guilt to live with, although he has a reputation as a bit of a cock anyway.

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