rxwine
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June 30th, 2013 at 8:07:10 PM permalink
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A Cirque du Soleil performer died Saturday after an accident during a performance of the show "Ka" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, authorities announced Sunday.


Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31, was pronounced dead shortly before midnight Saturday, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Audience members told the Las Vegas Sun that a performer suspended by a wire in the show’s final scene dropped a distance of nearly 50 feet into a pit below the stage.

“Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the choreographed fight. But you could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage,” Dan Mosqueda, who was attending the show with his family, told the Sun.



http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/30/19221701-cirque-du-soleil-performer-dies-after-accident-during-show?lite
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onenickelmiracle
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July 1st, 2013 at 12:20:59 AM permalink
Scary way to die falling. I have a gut feeling the show is going to be cancelled the way only perfection seems to be tolerated anymore.
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rxwine
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July 1st, 2013 at 12:42:57 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Scary way to die falling. I have a gut feeling the show is going to be cancelled the way only perfection seems to be tolerated anymore.



The high risk shows likely have all kinds of clauses, disclaimers and releases for the performers. OTOH, maybe if something really unexpected, like most of the crew dies, that might do it.

Not to say, they may be making some changes for whatever was the cause.
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FleaStiff
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July 1st, 2013 at 1:06:11 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

The high risk shows ...

High risk??? Nah, its the exact same thing as way back in the late fifties and early sixties (the days of the Naked City area populated by sun tanning show girls)... those feathered head costumes on the show girls could weigh up to thirty five pounds and it was the broad's job to make them look as if they were weightless. So don't say "high risk"... its not a high risk show, its just supposed to look like one.

The high risk is supposed to be in the casino ... on Big Red.

Not in the shell fish, not in amongst the race car spectators, not at the aquarium gawkers, not at the botanical gardens, not under the darned chandelier or anywhere near the mummy's shadow... its entertainment, not reckless adventure!!

Serious injury happened in a Biloxi casino a few years ago and a top executive was given a retirement party a week later!
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July 1st, 2013 at 1:08:51 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

High risk???



Even if it is high risk, so what? If they don't like their job they can just go get a different one.
rxwine
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July 1st, 2013 at 1:12:32 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

High risk???!



Well, you go up 50ft on a wire and do gymnastics over a hard floor, and I'll concede the point.
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FleaStiff
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July 1st, 2013 at 1:16:03 AM permalink
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Even if it is high risk, so what? If they don't like their job they can just go get a different one.

Well, you don't like hearing a beautiful young woman scream in pain and then hear the screams ominously stop... you can just go to a different show and you go home by Greyhound instead of by airplane!
FleaStiff
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July 1st, 2013 at 1:29:11 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Well, you go up 50ft on a wire and do gymnastics over a hard floor, and I'll concede the point.

Sheeeet, ain't no wire made that would support my corpulent frame and ain't no amount of money that would make me get beyond the 50 inch mark anyway.
Whats a matter folks,,, WalMart's just across from Sams Town... you go buy some gym mats! Get the ones that look like part of a hard floor if you want, but make the darn thing safe. And don't tell me that there were "x" performances that were safe. There were "x" takeoffs that were safe too so don't start talking about (x minus one) landings.

Its Vegas... hit by an errant roulette ball is an assumed risk, hearing the roulette dealer's dying agonizing screams is not. Hit on by an over age hooker is an assumed risk. Unwisely yielding to the advances of an underage hooker is an assumed risk. Encountering an angry pimp is an assumed risk. Encountering an unsmiling Metro cop is an assumed risk. Eating too much is an assumed risk. Losing more money than you planned to is an assumed risk.

You go to a show of any sort...the greatest risks should be about long lines, lost tickets, picked pockets or lousy shows. Ain't nobody goes to any sort of show in Vegas for the risks the performers take. Its for the risks they appear to take!

Geez folks,,, just look at The Stratosphere jump prices:
Free to jump; safe landings available at 100 dollars. Thats what the sign reads. Its a joke. Got it. A joke.
Its ALL safe. They take real care to make it that way each and every time.
rxwine
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July 1st, 2013 at 1:58:56 AM permalink
Heh,

I don't know what the scariest thing in Vegas is? Probably just going outside and dealing with whatever is crawling the street that day as soon as you get out of the touristy areas a bit.

One thing I never did in Vegas is take one of those helicopter rides they offer over the canyon. I seem to remember reading about accidents more than once. Kind of made me think they were not investing in enough maintenance. Helicopters generally don't glide well when they lose power, at least not the ones they were using.
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MonkeyMonkey
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July 1st, 2013 at 2:51:07 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Well, you don't like hearing a beautiful young woman scream in pain and then hear the screams ominously stop... you can just go to a different show and you go home by Greyhound instead of by airplane!



People die doing their jobs every day. I'm not trying to be callous (at least not any more so than all the posters that tell dealers to get different jobs if they don't like the ones they have), but they do know the dangers of what they're doing and receive compensation for doing it, so if they're ok with the risk, who am I to tell them they shouldn't make their living that way?

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