Nick Wyman, the president of the Actors' Equity Association, has released an official statement about stunt man Christopher Tierney's injury during a performance of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
Here are some highlights from his statement about the incident:
"I have been very disturbed and distraught by the serious injuries sustained by our member Chris Tierney at the December 20th performance of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK."
"That Chris is not the first actor, nor the second, but rather the fourth to be injured on SPIDERMAN is frustrating and maddening and, to some, infuriating."
"Working with OSHA, the Department of Labor and IATSE Local 1, we have insisted on further safety protocols, backups, fail-safes, redundancies over at the Foxwoods Theater."
"As passionately as those of you feel who were savaging Equity for not stopping the show or at least stopping the injuries, that's how passionately our staff feels about making sure our members are safe and supported and able to give the best of themselves onstage without fear."
We're certainly glad to hear that Actors' Equity is taking steps to improve safety on the show. Let's just hope that everything they're doing works out!
We would be really upset to hear about another injury.
CLICK HERE to read the full statement by the Actors' Equity president.
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