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OSHA Opens Investigation into Accident in Cirque’s ‘Love’

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration is back in a Cirque du Soleil theater for the second time this year, investigating Sunday’s accident at “The Beatles Love” at The Mirage. Nevada OSHA spokeswoman Teri Williams confirmed Tuesday the safety enforcement agency has opened an investigation into the incident during which a Cirque performer fell during the show’s closing number.

Reportedly, the performer, whose name is being withheld, fell some 20 feet to the stage and suffered injuries to his arm and back, along with internal injuries. He was treated on site, hospitalized and is expected to return to the show.

The agency also reviewed the accident in “O” at Bellagio on Jan. 5, when an artist fell from the show’s Russian swing apparatus, finding no violations. The company was not called in to investigate the accident at “R.U.N” at Luxor, when a motorcycle artist was injured in the show’s preview opening and was treated on site…

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