Spider-Man Actor Blames Human Error For Accident, New Actress Named For Female Lead
Posted on Tue Jan 4, 2011 09:41 AM PDT

spiderman200.jpgNEW YORK, New York (X17online) - Broadway's production of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark has faced many challenges since it's start. Christopher Tierney, the actor who fell 30-feet onstage last month, is blaming the incident on "human error."

Tierney's fall on Dec. 20 resulted in four broken ribs; a hairline skull fracture; a broken shoulder blade; a bruised lung; three cracked vertebrae; a fractured elbow; and several broken bones. The actor is not angry, in fact he told New York's WCBS-TV: "It was just a bit of human error. I'm supposed to jump off the bridge, but it catches me. And I was tethered to my back, but it just wasn't tethered to the stage and I just went for it, like I do with everything. There was no pulling myself back." Tierney adds: "The person involved ... the people involved ... they came and visited. It's water under the bridge, completely forgiven and forgotten."

Another setback involves actress Natalie Mendoza, who played spider villainess Arachne. She has officially dropped out of the show after sustaining a concussion when a piece of equipment hit her on the head backstage. T.V. Carpio will replace Natalie Mendoza as villainess Arachne, she has previously appeared in Across the Universe.

The $65 million production, the most expensive in Broadway's history, will officially open on Feb. 7.

Courtesy: Marvel