Monday, 10 June 2013

Live Nation charged over fatal stage collapse

CMU Daily reports that the Ministry Of Labour in Ontario is pursuing charges against three companies and one individual in relation to the stage collapse that occurred ahead of a Radiohead show in Toronto last June which resulted in the tragic death of Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson. Mr Johnson was killed after a scaffolding structure collapsed onto the open-air stage before any audience members had been admitted. Live Nation, and the company and its Ontario subsidiary both face four charges under the Canadian province's Occupational Health And Safety Act. Optex Staging & Services Inc has also been charged over four alleged breaches of health and safety laws, while engineer Dominic Cugliari faces one charge. Live Nation have denied the charges.

In separate news, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe has again beenheld not guilty of causing the death of a fan in 2010. The appeals court in the Czech Republic upheld an earlier ruling.


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