The chief electrician on the set of "Rust" wrote an emotional Facebook post post on Sunday in which he blamed producers after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Serge Svetnoy said that he was standing next to Hutchins on the set when the gun was fired.
"I was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life and injured the director Joel Souza," he wrote. "I was holding her in my arms while she was dying. Her blood was on my hands."
Svetnoy said he had worked with Hutchins on multiple films and faulted "negligence and unprofessionalism" among those handling weapons on the set. He said producers hired an inexperienced armorer.