According to the New York Times, the New York State Department of Labor issued two safety violations against “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” a Broadway musical, over accidents that occurred in the last year. One actor fell more than 20 feet during the show and two other performers sustaining serious injuries while rehearsing a sling-shot technique.
The Department of Labor requires the musical to continue following safety protocols that were put in place in December 2010 after one of the actors playing Spider-Man fell from a platform into a basement beneath the stage and broke four ribs, broke a shoulder blade, fractured three vertebrae and suffered a hairline skull fracture. Unannounced inspections of the production will be performed of the Broadway musical in the near future.
One performer broke both of his feet while rehearsing a sling-shot technique, while the other sustained injuries to his feet. A fourth accident was reported when an actress was struck in the head by a rope while backstage and suffered a concussion. New York work accident attorneysagree that the safety of employees must be a priority at any work place.