Spider-Man safety gets positive review from state

NEW YORK — Spider-Man has survived the scrutiny of a New York state safety inspector and has been cleared for further leaps through the holiday weekend.

By (AP)

Published: Sat 25 Dec 2010, 9:10 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:18 AM

New York State Department of Labor spokesman Leo Rosales said Friday that a new set of “very strict safety and security measures” were properly in place when “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” resumed Thursday night.

Among the requirements was that a second person ensure the harnesses used by performers during high-flying stunts have been put on properly.

Broadway’s most expensive show had to cancel two performances earlier this week after a stunt actor plunged about 30 feet into a stage pit.

Rosales says the state is still investigating the accident and it was not yet clear when the probe will be completed.

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