Lawsuit Filed Against ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producers From On-Stage August Injury

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Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
was a Broadway show that was plagued with cast injuries throughout its run. Now a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Daniel Curry who was seriously injured onstage in August.

The filing accuses the producers, engineering consultants and others involved in the design and operation of a mechanical lift of negligence. According to the 27-page complaint, the actor is seeking unspecified monetary damages for the injuries caused to his foot on Aug. 15.

The New York Times reported that Curry’s leg appeared to be pinned in a trap door. The audience could even hear the Broadway actor screaming when it happened. The producers have maintained that it was human error that caused the accident. However, the lawsuit indicates that there were no safeguards in place even though the Spider-Man cast was aware that it was a dangerous piece of equipment.

Curry stated in the lawsuit that he has “serious and protracted permanent injuries” and that he has undergone “surgeries and amputations.” His lawyer, Elias N. Fillas, told the publication that his client was continuing with his medical care as an outpatient along with physical therapy. Curry’s performing career is effectively over due to the injury as well.

The show, which recently closed in January, ran for three years and had the most expensive Broadway budget at a cost of $75 million. Several other injuries were logged during the show’s run and there is a $6 million lawsuit that was filed against an equipment manager for a previous incident in the show.

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