Alec Baldwin movie hit by another casualty as crew member facing amputation

A crew member on the set of Rust has been taken to hospital after being bitten by a spider while doctors fight to "save his arm" from amputation.

On the set of Alec Baldwin' s film Rust, Jason Miller, a lamp operator and pipe rigger, was on the set as production was winding down after the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins.

As he was supporting the rest of the crew in taking down the set, based in New Mexico, he was bitten by a venomous brown recluse spider and started to experience severe symptoms including sepsis and necrosis.

A JustGiving page was set up for the crew member after he was bitten by the North American native spider which explained that he started experiencing symptoms within days of the bite.

The page stated that Miller has been hospitalised and has endured multiple surgeries each day while doctors "do their best to stop the infection and try to save his arm from amputation".

They added: "It will be a very long road to recovery for Jason if the medical team is able to save his arm from amputation.

"It will be a very long road to recovery for Jason if the medical team is able to save his arm."

A spokesperson for both the Rust producers and Alec Baldwin told SkyNews : "We do not comment on individual members of the cast and crew's private matters."

The news of Mr Miller's incident comes weeks after an accidental shooting took place on the set of Rust on October 21.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins tragically died in the early hours of the morning, while another crew member, Joel Souza, was injured in the incident.

Opening up about the incident, Alec said there are "no words" to convey his shock and sadness following the death of Halyna.

In the statement, he said: "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.

"I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family.

"My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."

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