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Staffers Prepping 'Spider-Man' Movie Shoot Get Stuck On Boom Lift In Chinatown

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- It seems the bad luck surrounding the Spider-Man Broadway show has found its way to the comic book hero's big screen filming.

Three staffers working to set up for a shoot on the fourth installment of the Spider-Man movie series got stuck on a boom lift for 2 hours after a power failure.

The men were working to place plywood on the roof of a building on Market Street in Chinatown and were six stories high when they got stuck, reported.

The FDNY eventually came to the scene and were able to use their own lift to bring the men to safety around noon Monday.

Gerald Gloster, who was among those suspended in the air, told DNAinfo that he tried not to panic despite his precarious situation.

"You can't think if you panic," he told the Web site.

The play, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" returned to Broadway last week after the $65 million show was significantly rewritten and re-staged.

The show had been plagued by months of sold-out failures, a panning by critics, technical glitches and life-threatening mishaps.

The most high-profile incident was an injury to actor Christopher Tierney, who fell 35 feet into an orchestra pit in front of a shocked audience on Dec. 20, 2010. He was cleared to return to rehearsals last month.

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