Transcript for Cirque du Soleil and MGM Ordered to Pay Fines for Performer's Death
shocking cirque du soleil tragedy. When a young performer and mom plunge 100 feet. Her death has been a mystery until now. Tonight investigators say they know what went wrong and as david wright reports, cirque du soleil and the cass seen know will pay a big price. Reporter: In june audience mebd watched in horror as sarah guillot-guyard plunged to her death. Today cirque du soleil was ordered to pay more than $30,000 in fines because the agency concluded they did not provide proper training and exposed employees to hazards. According to osha's investigate, the wire rope hoisting the mother of two up a sheer wall was severed due to the rapid assent of the performer after it popped out of a pulley. She fell nearly 100 feet to the floor. Even for experienced performers these stunts can be dangerous. A performer in spiderman was badly injured after he plunged from a broadway stage. Both cirque du soleil and the mgm grand are appealing the condition and both say that safety has always been a priority. A big medical headline tonight about teenagers and head
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