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Safety inspectors visit Spider-Man set

Kevin Aubin, one of three actors who will don the famous red and blue costume in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, was admitted to hospital in New York late last month (Oct10) following the accident, which occurred during a jump sequence.

Inspectors for the New York State Department of Labor will visit Broadway’s Foxwoods Theater on Wednesday (03Nov10) to examine the show’s safety devices and watch some of the aerial stunts, according to the New York Times.

Producers are not allowed to hold public performances of the show until state inspectors have approved all the special effects and safety procedures.

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Department spokesman Leo Rosales says, “The flying in this musical is unprecedented for Broadway, and we’re going to urge the producers to make sure everything is as safe as possible.”

Rosales also confirms a separate investigation is underway into the ‘sling-shot’ device which led to Aubin’s accident and left another actor with foot injures.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is due to begin preview performances on 14 November (10).

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