Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cirque du Soleil fined over Las Vegas acrobat's death

Cirque du Soleil will be fined after an acrobat died during one of its live shows in Las Vegas in June, Nevada state officials say.

Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31, was performing at the MGM Grand hotel.

Investigators said the mother of two fell 28m (94ft) to the floor when a safety wire became detached due to her rapid ascent.

They said Guyard-Guillot's death was partly caused by a failure to give her adequate training.

Cirque du Soleil said her death was the first fatality during a live performance in its 29-year history.  More

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