Major accidents on movie and television sets

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(Reuters) – 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. The entertainment industry 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 accidents that took place on filming sets: 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,…

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