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"Spider-Man" Production Hit With Safety Violations

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More problems for the troubled Spider-Man Broadway musical.

The New York State Department of Labor hit "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" with two safety violations stemming from three incidents where performers were injured.

One violation includes the accident where stuntman Christopher Tierney fell 30 feet during a preview performance.

Tierney suffered multiple injuries including a fractured skull.

The other violation was related to two performers hurt while rehearsing a stunt in which cast members are catapulted from the back to the front of the stage.

The Labor Department says no fines will be imposed for the violations. However, the show will now be subject to random inspections by state safety officials.

A spokesman for the show released a statement saying, "The production is in full compliance with state labor guidelines and will continue to work with officials to maintain the highest safety standards."

Producers have 60 days to appeal the findings.

The $65 million production is the most expensive to date for Broadway.

It's been under intense scrutiny and the subject of ridicule for safety issues since preview performances began in November.

Opening night has been pushed back several times and is now set for March 15th.

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