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Cirque du Soleil , MGM Grand fined for performer death

Safety officials announced plans Tuesday to cite performance company Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas Strip casino MGM Grand after an acrobat died over the summer in a fall witnessed by the audience.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement that they've wrapped up their investigation into the June 29 death of 31-year-old Sarah Guillot-Guyard. Investigators concluded she fell 94 feet to the floor below when a wire rope she was suspended from was severed due to her rapid ascent."She ascended too quickly which caused the rope to come out of the sheave/pulley," said Teri Williams, spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. "The rope was severed when it encountered a sheer point. The investigation concluded that she ascended too quickly, in part, because she did not receive proper training."OSHA proposed six citations and more than $25,000 in penalties for Cirque du Soleil Nevada, and three citations totaling $7,000 for the MGM Grand, where the...

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