Sarah Guyard-Guillot was pronounced dead in hospital on Saturday after the fall at the MGM Grand.
What did witnesses say?
Visitor Dan Mosqueda, of Colorado Springs said:
“She was being hoisted up the side of the stage when she slipped free of her safety wire and plummeted to an open pit. Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the (show) but you could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage.”
What has Cirque du Soleil said about the fall from height claim?
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte said performances of Ka have been cancelled until further notice. He said:
“I am heartbroken. I wish to extend my sincerest sympathies to the family. We are all completely devastated. We are reminded with great humility and respect how extraordinary our artists are each and every night.”
The MGM Grand said:
“Everyone at the company was deeply saddened by the loss of one of the talented Ka artists.”
A thorough investigation will take place to establish what went wrong.
What do the Specialists say about a fall from height claim?
Accidents at work are unavoidable but the Employer has a responsibility to take precautions to make their Employees safe at work and does not have to make a fall from height claim. In an environment like a circus there are obviously inherent risks but for an acrobat to slip free from a safety harness, if accurate, seems very unusual and avoidable.
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