350.org and Radiohead

2012-06-16

in Daily updates, Music, The environment, Toronto

I will be volunteering with 350.org at today’s Radiohead show in Toronto.

If you are attending the concert and want more information on what you can do to help with climate change, please stop by.

I will upload some photos when it’s all done.

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Milan June 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The stage at the Radiohead show partly collapsed, perhaps due to a fairly light wind.

It seems the show is cancelled.

. June 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Several people were on the stage at the time, preparing for the show, when the scaffolding-like material collapsed from about 50 feet overhead, sending crew members fleeing.

Authorities said Saturday that one man was pinned and killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Sunday, the representative identified the man as Scott Johnson, a drum tech for the band. Drum techs are responsible for a band’s drums and other percussion equipment.

Another man who suffered serious injuries was taken to a Toronto hospital, but authorities said Saturday that his head injury was not life-threatening. Two other men with minor injuries were assessed and released.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/17/world/americas/canada-stage-collapse/

. June 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Radiohead stage collapse: Charges laid in fatal accident

Three corporations and an engineer face a total of 13 charges in last summer’s fatal Radiohead stage collapse in Downsview.

. March 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Inquest into fatal Radiohead stage collapse set to get underway in Toronto

The inquest, which is expected to last three weeks and hear from roughly 25 witnesses, will examine the circumstances around Johnson’s death, but will not assign blame.

A jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar incidents.

The victim’s father, Ken Johnson, and Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke have been highly critical of the judicial process.

After an investigation, 13 charges were laid under provincial health and safety laws against the show’s promoter, Live Nation, contractor Optex Staging and engineer Domenic Cugliari.

The case went off the rails when the presiding judge at trial declared he had lost jurisdiction after being appointed to a higher court. Another judge declared a mistrial and a new hearing was planned.

Defence lawyers argued the charges should be stayed because the delays violated their clients’ rights to a timely trial, which was expected to wrap up in mid-2018, five years after the charges were laid.

The new judge agreed, noting the Supreme Court of Canada’s so-called Jordan decision, which set a ceiling of 18 months for proceedings in provincial court.

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