Canada calls inquest for 2012 Radiohead stage collapse

From BBC - November 30, 2017

A Canadian coroner will investigate the 2012 stage collapse that led to the death of a Radiohead drum technician.

Ontario's coroner opened an inquiry on Thursday into the death of UK citizen Scott Johnson on 16 June 2012.

This September, a court stayed charges against the concert's organisers because of trial delays.

The victim's family have called for an inquest to uncover who was responsible for the stage collapsing hours before the concert in Toronto.

"They seem to have forgotten Scott in all this," Johnson's mother Sue Johnson told the CBC.

"They seem to forget that Scott lost his life because somebody made a mistake."

Radiohead were set to perform a sold-out show at Toronto's Downsview Park when the stage's metal scaffolding suddenly collapsed. Johnson, the band's drum technician, was killed and three others were injured.


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