| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The U.S. Army has concluded that the death of a civilian diver at Aberdeen Proving Ground earlier this year was accidental, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press.
George H. Lazzaro Jr., 41, died Jan. 30 while performing routine...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Cirque du Soleil and casino-hotel MGM Grand failed to protect the safety of performers and workers when an aerialist fell to her death during a Las Vegas show this year, Nevada safety officials said Thursday.
The Cirque show “Ka” was nearing...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Cirque du Soleil said it will appeal the six citations named by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the June death of an aerialist during a performance of its "Ka" show in Las Vegas.
OSHA said Tuesday that it is proposing six...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:21 PM
SANTA BARBARA -- Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, believes she has identified a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Given the stature of the French Romantic innovator, that's no small thing.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Cirque du Soleil suffered another mishap in Las Vegas last week when a performer fell during a show, the company announced in a Facebook post.
The accident Friday came just three days after regulators slapped Cirque with six citations alleging work-...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Wayne County Sheriff John Carter said that his office will not pursue their own criminal charges stemming from the Feb. 21 train trestle accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," but will instead present the case to the district attorney to determine if...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maryville Academy plans to seek the state's permission to close its Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines, officials announced Thursday.
The announcement comes amid contentious negotiations and a recently concluded five-day strike by members of a...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt.
The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
| Mar 25, 2014
Re "Spotlight on film safety," March 22
The father of Sarah Jones, who was killed last month after being struck by a train during a film shoot in Georgia, told me he prays that his daughter's death will not be in vain. He said no film or TV show is...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Not since the tragic deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during the making of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" 32 years ago has the world's production community been so shaken and outraged by an on-set fatality as the one two weeks ago that claimed...