Another incident has occurred on the set of Alec Baldwin's film Rust: a crew member has been hospitalized after being bitten by a poisonous spider, Sky News reports.

Lightman Jason Miller was dismantling a film set when he was bitten by a brown recluse spider. Within days he developed septicaemia and necrosis of the hand and was hospitalised. Jason is at risk of having his arm amputated.

A spokesman for the film's producers declined to provide information, noting that they do not comment on the personal affairs of individual members of the cast and crew.

A fundraiser for the treatment of the crew member is currently being organized on the Internet.

The bite of the brown recluse spider is dangerous to humans, causing significant skin damage and, in rare cases, death. This spider lives in dark, enclosed places, so it is difficult to notice it at once. The species is most commonly found in the US.

Earlier filming of western Rust Belt was suspended indefinitely due to a tragic incident: a loaded gun in Alec Baldwin's hands killed cameraman Galina Hutchins and seriously injured director Joel Sousa. The tragedy happened in late October while filming the film in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. Baldwin fired a gun, according to the script, but it turned out that the bullets in the gun were not prop bullets. Police questioned eyewitnesses and Baldwin, and after questioning the actor was released without charge.