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'Rust' insurance policy shows Alec Baldwin film production had $1 million liability protection

Added 10-26-21 07:14:02pm EST - “A copy of documents revealing the film production's liability insurance coverage was obtained by Insider on Tuesday.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “'Rust' insurance policy shows Alec Baldwin film production had $1 million liability protection”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Alec Baldwin's "Rust" film production was covered for up to $1 million in costs associated with injuries and damages on set, and another $1 million workers' compensation, according to a certificate of liability insurance obtained by Insider.

Last week, a prop gun discharged by Baldwin on the film's set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Unbeknownst to the actor, the gun is believed to have contained a "live round."

The incident took place just hours after union workers reportedly walked off set to protest what they viewed as unsafe work conditions. They were replaced by non-union staff, according to the Los Angeles Times.

As the Times noted, the "Rust" production company could face a hefty lawsuit for purported negligence.

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