Saturday, March 5, 2011
Spider-Man to Enter A Web of Fines
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal organization responsible for monitoring and legislating safety standards in the workplace, has "cited Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark for three serious workplace violations" on Friday, according to a New York Times article. The fine associated with the citation is $12,600 -- a number that seems relatively small compared to the $65 million this show has already eaten through. The citations relate to the highly publicized injuries sustained by cast members during performances of the mega-musical's flying sequences. These citations follow non-fined citations given handed down by the New York State for the same safety violations.