After a 4th person was injured during the Broadway preview run of "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," the Wednesday matinee show has been deferred, but all subsequent shows will proceed as scheduled, a spokesperson for the production told MTV News.
On Monday, Stunt double and aerialist Christopher Tierney, 31, was hurt during the final moments of a preview performance. The cable he was attached to, snapped and he fell approximately 8 to 10 feet. He was taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital with multiple broken ribs and substantial bleeding, BroadwayWorld.com reported. He is being held in serious but stable condition.
Rick Miramontez, the spokesperson for the $65 million musical, told MTV News that representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Actors Equity and New York State Department of Labor met with the "Spider-man" company on Dec 21 to discuss additional safety protocols to prevent more injuries. "It was agreed that these measures would be enacted immediately," he said.
That agreement prevented the show from being delayed anymore than it already has been. Producers for "Turn off the Dark" recently announced the opening of the musical would be delayed from January 11 to February 7. Previous injuries on the set included actress Natalie Mendoze being hit on the head with a rope and suffering a concussion.