Crew member of Alec Baldwin's Rust bitten by deadly spider

Days after Alec Baldwin shot and killed a woman on set of his film Rust, another tragedy has occurred.

Another fatal blow has hit the production of Rust, with a crew member now facing a potential arm amputation after being bitten by a venomous spider.

Jason Miller, a lamp operator and pipe rigger, was packing up the film set in New Mexico when he was bitten by a deadly spider. He is currently in hospital where medical professionals are trying to save his arm.


(Set of Rust in New Mexico, AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

According to Sky News, a fundraising page has been set-up for Jason and details his worsening condition.

"He has been hospitalised and endured multiple surgeries each day as doctors do their best to stop the infection and try to save his arm from amputation,” the Just Giving page says.

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

“If under worse circumstances he loses his arm, this is a life-changing and devastating event for Jason and his family.”

In the days following the spider bite, Jason started to show severe syptoms including necrosis and sepsis.

He was bitten by a brown recluse spider, native to North America, which is one of three spiders alongside the black widow and Chilean recluse with significantly fatal venom.


(Brown Recluse Spider, Rosa Pineda, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Naturally, the internet is now claiming the set of Rust to be 'cursed' as this incident follows on just two weeks after the fatal prop gun accident that saw cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, shot and killed by Alec Baldwin on set of the film.

Image Credit (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File & Rosa Pineda, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)