Production on the film has been paused indefinitely following the fatal killing of Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set.

Alec Baldwin has shared a lengthy post on Instagram from a 'Rust' crew member which dismisses any rumours of bad working conditions on the set of the action film.

Last month, the 63-year-old actor accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. The prop gun he was holding went off during filming when the incident occurred. Police are currently investigating how live ammunition was used in the gun. According to court documents, an assistant director had cleared the gun as safe to be used.

Since then, rumours of sub-par working conditions have plagued the freak accident, with news claiming that the crew were overworked.

In a series of posts shared to his Instagram account, Alec Baldwin reposted costume designer Terese Magpale Davis' narrative on the incident, captioning the posts with "Read this".

She claims: "The story being spun of us being overworked and surrounded by unsafe, chaotic conditions is bullsh*t.

"We never worked more than a 12.5 hour shoot day. [...] No one was too tired to do their jobs. [...] These producers who supposedly don't care about their crew have worked tirelessly alongside us. They were some of the most approachable and warm producers I've ever worked with.

"Concerns were heard and addressed. [...] The armourer had apprenticed to a well known armourer and had been in the same position on the same type of movie a few months before. [...] We had several safety meetings. Sometimes multiple per day. Our AD never seemed flippant about safety.

"Obviously he screwed up majorly that day. He was stressed because the camera walkout had us an hour and a half behind and he made the most horrible call he could make. I am heartbroken and furious that he did so and I will never get the sound of that gunshot or my director's screams out of my head as a result."

You can read the full post on Baldwin's Instagram page.

Alec Baldwin shared a statement immediately following the tragic 'Rust' accident. He wrote: "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."

Speaking in a statement released by her lawyers, armourer Hannah Gutierrez Reed previously said: "Hannah was hired on two positions on this film, which made it extremely difficult to focus on her job as an armourer.

"She fought for training, days to maintain weapons, and proper time to prepare for gunfire but ultimately was overruled by production and her department. The whole production set became unsafe due to various factors, including lack of safety meetings.

"This was not the fault of Hannah. The whole production set became unsafe due to various factors, including lack of safety meetings. This was not the fault of Hannah."

The police investigation is currently ongoing.