Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lyric Opera Of Chicago Fire-Blowing Actor's Critical Burns Prompt Investigation

CHICAGO -- A federal agency said Tuesday it is investigating the injury of a fire-blowing stilt-walker who was burned during a dress rehearsal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

A compliance officer from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has already visited the opera, said spokesman Scott Allen. The agency will interview witnesses, performers and employees to determine exactly how the accident happened and whether any safety regulations were violated.  More