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Spider-Man Hit With Federal Safety Violations

The makers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark have had to keep throwing money at their problems (which include pushing back the opening and hiring new help with the book and songs), and it looks like that trend is going to continue. Federal regulators today cited the show for three serious workplace safety violations from last year -- including the incident where affable surfer-dude stuntman Christopher Tierney fell from a platform on stage -- and noted two more violations from the last month. Hey, if you work in "the crucible and the fire of transformation," sometimes you get burned! (Though the proposed fine of $12,600 isn't likely to faze the megabudgeted production all that much.) [ArtsBeat/NYT]