United we stand, divided we fall.
- Dec 18, 2008
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If he hadn’t been properly trained to use the equipment, he shouldn’t have been allowed to use the equipment. If I’m not trained to drive the forklift at work, my employer won’t let me drive it and I’m certainly not going to hop on and wing it with risk of being fired.
If there was training and he didn’t attend then he shouldn’t have been allowed to handle the equipment. If there was training and he did attend (usually kept track of by sign-ins) then did he willfully ignore the training or was the training required inadequate? If there was no training then the employer is ultimately responsible.
Instead of “gun” insert any other piece of equipment that requires training to use; fork lift, fall protection system, chemical reactor. Either he was trained and didn’t follow the correct protocols and procedures, the protocols and procedures were flawed or there were no protocols and procedures in place.
It's not surprising that AB received gun safety training over the course of his long movie career.Similarly, Baldwin believed, based on prior gun safety training he received on movie sets, that actors should not unilaterally check guns for live ammunition.
It will be interesting to see if during this training AB was taught to never point a real live firing gun at a person but instead use a rubber non-firing gun during rehearsals and when practical. JMO.
Alec Baldwin says cinematographer told him to cock gun before fatal 'Rust' shooting: Legal filing
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