October 26, 2021 6:46PM EDT
‘Rust’ electrician Serge Svetnoy shared the past photograph of Halyna Hutchins connected acceptable with histrion Alec Baldwin — and slammed the ‘negligence’ that led to her death.
A unit subordinate from Alec Baldwin’s upcoming occidental Rust shared the last photograph of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins connected acceptable earlier the fatal shooting that took her life. Serge Svetnoy, who worked arsenic an electrician connected the film, paid tribute to his person and workfellow connected Facebook connected October 22, uploading a photograph of the precocious cinematographer successful a dimly lit religion with Alec, 63, arsenic seen HERE. In a abstracted station connected October 24, Svetnoy slammed the “negligence” and “unprofessionalism” that led to the tragic accident.
Hutchins died connected location successful New Mexico connected October 21 aft she was changeable successful the thorax via prop weapon discharged by Alec. According to a search warrant document, some Alec and the adjunct manager who handed him the prop weapon were unaware that it was loaded. The discharge killed Hutchins and injured manager Joel Souza, who has since been released from the hospital. In his emotional Facebook post, Svetnoy said helium was “standing shoulder-to-shoulder” to Hutchins erstwhile she was changeable and that helium held her successful his arms portion she was dying.
“I person received hundreds of calls, substance messages, letters with words of enactment and condolences since the time of the calamity with Halyna Hutchins, and I’m precise grateful to everyone,” Svetnoy began his post. “Yes, I knew Halyna, not for a year. I worked with her connected astir each of her films. Sometimes we’ve shared nutrient and water. We’ve been burning nether the sun, freezing successful the snowfall connected the shoots. We took attraction of each other. Yes, I tin accidental with 100% assurance she was my friend.” The electrician said helium wanted to archer his position of the events: “I deliberation I person the close to bash it.”
“I was lasting shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal changeable that took her beingness and injured the manager Joel Souza. I was holding her successful my arms portion she was dying. Her humor was connected my hands,” helium wrote, adding of the accident, “It’s the responsibility of negligence and unprofessionalism.” Svetnoy past called retired the producers for hiring unqualified armory “professionals,” writing, “To prevention a dime sometimes, you prosecute radical who are not afloat qualified for the analyzable and unsafe job, and you hazard the lives of the different radical who are adjacent and your lives arsenic well.”
He aboriginal continued, “I bash not privation anyone to spell done what I went through, what her hubby Matt Hutchins and her son Andros went through, and the histrion Alec Baldwin, who has been handed a weapon connected set. He has to unrecorded with the thought that helium took the beingness of the quality due to the fact that of unprofessional people.” Svetnoy ended his enactment with a connection to each producers, advising that hiring professionals is “buying bid of mind” for safety. Svetnoy past concluded with 1 poignant reminder: “It’s not you who are giving the opportunities to the radical you prosecute marque their money; it’s the radical you prosecute who assistance you marque your money.”
Production connected Rust has since been paused amid the investigation.