According to someone who worked with him on a prior production, the assistant director on the set of “Rust” who informed Alec Baldwin that the pistol he was going to fire was safe allegedly allowed a hazardous working environment on previous films.
Propmaker Maggie Goll worked with A.D. Dave Halls in 2019 on Hulu’s “Into the Dark” series. She says, “At first he seemed like an older, affable first [A.D.] with the usual run of idiosyncrasies, but that facade soon disappeared,” adding, “He did not maintain a safe working environment.”
“He did not maintain a safe working environment,” Goll said in a statement to NBC News. “Sets were almost always allowed to become increasingly claustrophobic, no established fire lanes, exits blocked … safety meetings were nonexistent.”