A crew member on Alec Baldwin's much-maligned film "Rust" is facing a possible arm amputation after apparently being bitten by a poisonous spider while on set.
Jason Miller told TMZ that he was hired to shut down the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While doing his job, he claims he was bitten by a brown recluse spider, one of the most venomous spiders in the world.
Jason immediately went to the hospital to get treatment, but the aftermath of the bite is grizzly. On Nov. 9, TMZ published photos of Jason's arm and shoulder that are not for the faint of heart — actual muscle tissue can be seen.
Because of the damage, Jason's left arm may have to be amputated. Further, he is "very sick from the spider bite and doctors say he will need a skin graft to cover the open wound, once it finally starts to heal," the report states.
Jason is already lawyering up to sue for workers' compensation.
The incident comes just weeks after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when Alec accidentally shot her with a live round while rehearsing a scene for the indie western film.
At an Oct. 27 press conference, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter, have not been ruled out in the shooting death.
During that same press conference, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said Alec was handed a .45-caliber Colt pistol by the film's assistant director Dave Halls before the incident. Dave then shouted that it was a "cold gun," meaning there were no bullets in it.
How live ammunition found its way to the set is the heart of prosecutors' investigation.
"We don't know how those live rounds got there," the DA told CNN. "And I think that that will probably end up being kind of the linchpin for whether a decision is made about charges."
Officials said over 600 pieces of evidence were recovered from the set of the film, including 500 rounds of ammunition (some of which were live bullets) and three guns.