Earlier tonight I was reading about the OSHA fines for Spiderman Turn off the Dark. This got me thinking about another tragedy that happened a couple years back when a performer in a Christmas pageant fell to her death after a similar mishap. In both instances, the performer did not have their safety device fully engaged which resulted in the accident. Regardless of fault, both were the result of human error.
The biggest difference between these two incidents is that one had an employee injured and the other had a volunteer die. Since OSHA only covers the workplace, then the church who had a performer die had no repercussions.
Sorry about the short post, I'll add more soon.