A Cirque du Soleil performer was in stable condition after falling from the "Wheel of Death" during a Las Vegas performance Friday night at the Aria Resort and Casino, the acrobatic circus company said Saturday.
The Montreal-based company did not identify the performer in Friday’s fall, but spokeswoman Ann Paladie said he is expected to be released from a hospital in the next few days.
“This accident, just a painful reminder of the June incident at Cirque du Soleil’s performance of “Ka” at Las Vegas's MGM Grand, where a 31-year-old veteran and mother Sarah Guillot-Guyard died,” Romans says.
She was being hoisted nearly 100 feet in the air during the show's finale before a wire broke.
“Just days before Friday's accident, the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed fines of more than $25,000 against Cirque du Soleil for safety violation in Guillot-Guyard‘s death. The agency also proposed $7,000 in fines against the casino."