Actors' Equity Association 'Deeply Concerned' About SPIDER-MAN Accident
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, last night, Daniel Curry, an actor from SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK was tragically injured during a performance of the accident-plagued Broadway musical. At 9:08 PM the performance was halted and audience members sent home after a piece of equipment pinned an actor's leg underneath it, causing the injury, according to the FDNY, who were called and acted as first responders to the incident.
Actors' Equity Association released the following statement on the accident:
Actors' Equity Association is deeply concerned about the Equity member who was injured in the Thursday evening performance of "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark" and has initiated an investigation into the situation, working closely with its members and with representatives of the production. Equity's Officers, Council, Members and Staff extend their wishes for a full recovery, and will support the member as he and his family go through this difficult time. Equity's agreement provides for medical care, and extended worker's comp coverage for the member. Additionally, Equity will assist in arranging for additional help and support through the Actors' Fund and other industry resources.
Acknowledging that theater can be an inherently dangerous profession as technology continues to challenge the boundaries of creativity, and because of the technical difficulties and challenges in Spider-man, the show has worked hard to have safety protocols in place. Equity continues to monitor, investigate and actively follow up on all areas of safety and developments in the area of technology in this and all productions.