Timeline of major accidents on movie sets
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on set during filming of movie "Rust" on Thursday.
Hollywood has a long history of on-set accidents, from prop guns to car crashes and chariot races.
Below is a timeline of some high-profile movie set accidents:
1959 - An accident occurs during the filming of the chariot race in the Hollywood epic "Ben-Hur," starring Charlton Heston, in which a stunt man is injured.
1982 - A helicopter crash kills three actors, two of them children, and injures six on the set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie." In the following years, the production team is found responsible for several labour violations, prompting the introduction of new safety standards in the industry.
1993 - Brandon Lee, son of late martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, is shot in the abdomen with improperly-made dummy rounds on the set of "The Crow." After six hours of unsuccessful surgery, Lee is declared dead at the age of 28.
2003 – Lead actress Uma Thurman has a car crash that crushes her knees and leaves her with a concussion on the set of Quentin Tarantino film "Kill Bill."
2007 - Special effects technician involved in the filming of Batman movie "The Dark Knight" dies in a car accident after his vehicle crashed into a tree at the end of a test run-through at a special effects facility.
2014 - 71-year-old actor Harrison Ford requires surgery on a broken leg after being struck by a heavy hydraulic metal door on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
2015 - A stunt woman is severely injured in a motorcycle crash on the set of "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" that leads to her arm being amputated. Later on the same set, a stunt man dies crushed under a Hummer vehicle.
2017 – Female stunt driver dies on the set of superhero movie "Deadpool 2" in downtown Vancouver after she lost control of her motorcycle during a stunt and crashed through a window of a building across the street.
(Compiled by Aida Pelaez-Fernandez, Enrico Sciacovelli and Milla Nissi in Gdansk; Editing by Mike Collett-White)