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Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Hit With Federal Security Violations

7 March 2011 No Comment
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He is been hunted by the Green Goblin, The Lizard, and Venom, but the webbed avenger just got challenged by what could be his most potent foe nevertheless: The U.S. government.

Currently plagued by issues ranging from delays, to rewrites to actor injuries, the Julie Taymor directed musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” and its production provider, eight Legged Productions LLC, are already issued three citations for violations of workplace basic safety requirements through the U.S. Division of Labor’s Occupational Security and Health Administration (OSHA), based on a report within the New york Occasions.

The beleaguered musical, which has reportedly price upwards of $65 million to finance, faces a proposed great of $12,600.

The citations had been issued in response to injuries to four separate actors, sustained in the course of performances beginning in September 2010. Most notable among these injuries was a November 28 incident by which cast member Natalie Mendozaand endured a concussion and a December twenty incident in which Christopher Tierney, the actor portraying Spider-Man himself, fell into the orchestra pit and endured a fractured skull and our broken ribs amongst other injuries.

“‘Spider-Man: Flip Off the Dark’” remains in compliance with all government agencies and continues to adhere to all basic safety protocols,” Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the production said in a assertion.

The citations, which arrive on the heels of two violations issued through the Ny State Department of Labor, will be the latest in a long line of troubles for the musical, the sum total of which prompted Taymor to recently explain the creation as a “trial by fire.”

“I am within the crucible suitable now. It can be my trial by fire. It’s my company’s trial by fire. We have now survived simply because our theme tune is ‘Rise Previously mentioned,’” Taymor stated throughout the TED2011 conference in Lengthy Seashore, California. “Anyone who generates understands when it is not very there. Exactly where it hasn’t fairly become the phoenix or even the burnt char. And I am ideal there.”

The creation company has fifteen business days to contest the violations.

Barring any more issues, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” with music by Bono and the Edge, is set to premier March 15.

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