Actors' Equity Association Releases Statement on August 15 Injury at Broadway's Spider-Man
Performer Daniel Curry was taken to the hospital after his leg got caught in a trapdoor.
The statement reads:
"Actors' Equity Association is deeply concerned about the Equity member who was injured in the Thursday evening performance of "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark" and has initiated an investigation into the situation, working closely with its members and the 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 Spiderman, 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."
Reports on Curry's injury state that toward the beginning of the show's second act his leg was caught in a trapdoor while he was onstage. The performance was subsequently canceled, and Curry, once freed from the piece of equipment, was taken to Bellevue Hospital. He has been reported in serious condition.