Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Issued Three Safety Violations

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued three safety violations to the producers of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark for violating workplace safety standards for four incidents that resulted in injuries to the cast last year, according to the Associated Press.

The citations for the injuries, which were incurred Sept. 25, Oct. 19, Nov. 28 and Dec. 20, 2010, carry $12,600 in proposed fines, according to AP.

Natalie Mendoza was injured during the first preview of Spider-Man Nov. 28, 2010. The actress suffered a concussion and eventually departed the production. Christopher Tierney was more seriously injured when he plummeted 30 feet during the Dec. 20 performance; he suffered a fractured skull and shoulder blade as well as four broken ribs and three broken vertebrae. Injuries were also sustained by other actors during the rehearsal period.

Show spokesperson Rick Miramontez told AP March 4 that the $65 million musical "remains in compliance with all government agencies and continues to adhere to all safety protocols."

OSHA said 8 Legged Productions LLC has 15 business days to meet with federal regulators or contest the findings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark features a book by Julie Taymor and Glen Berger, and new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge. The musical had originally been announced to arrive during the 2009 season, but was postponed due to financing. After several postponements this season, the production is currently scheduled to open at the Foxwoods Theatre March 15.

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