'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' hit with federal fines

The makers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark were fined $12,600 today for workplace safety violations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, reports the Associated Press. The show, which has dealt with multiple cast injuries, is charged with putting its performers in danger of “the hazards of falls or being struck during flying routines.” Last month, the New York State Department of Labor issued two safety violations to the $65 million production.

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  • chocolateislove

    Haha wow, they should just stop this trainwreck now.

    • googie

      Absolutely! Although, with all the negative publicity, people will probably want to see it hoping something crazy will happen!

  • jt

    I feel bad for everyone involved with this show. They are trying to do something spectacular and unlike anything seen on a B’way stage before. And if anyone can do it it’s Julie Taymor. I know I’m nobody, but I stand by them with full support.

  • Sammy

    I’m with jt … we prospective audience members appreciate the effort everybody’s putting into the show to try and make it something special. But safety first! I won’t go until I’m sure that there isn’t a chance somebody might get hurt. Please don’t take any chances for our sake! Looking forward to seeing the show soon :)

  • anonymous

    Bono called in an anonymous tip to The Department of Labour after seeing Turn Off The Dark the night before. Damage control !

  • JK

    Not that I care a whole lot, but can’t this show catch a break?

  • topoopon

    My theory is Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder seduced a bunch of little old ladies… somehow they’re gonna make money on this right?

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