‘Spider-Man’ Stuntman
Sues Live Nation

Live Nation and other companies are being sued by a former stuntman of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” who claims the production was provided with improperly maintained equipment and safety devices.

Richard Kobak claims he was injured by the equipment and is suing for $6 million, according to The Wrap. Scott Fisher, principal of Fisher Technical Services Rentals and Fisher Technical Services Inc., is also named in the lawsuit for installing various items on the set.

Kobak claims he replaced another performer, but the equipment for his acrobatic stunts was “improperly calibrated for the height, weight and size of the Plaintiff,” according to the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York. It led to “severe, serious and permanent injuries that required medical treatment.”

Kobak claims repetitive performances with the faulty equipment led to a concussion, whiplash and two holes in his knees.