Radiohead seeks "justice" for drum tech killed in stage collapse
Radiohead has released a statement in response to a new inquest into the death of drum tech Scott Johnson, who was killed in a stage collapse during the band's 2012 show in Toronto's.
"While [the inquest] is welcomed, it does not bring those responsible for Scott's death to account, and it provides no justice for Scott and his family," Radiohead writes.
The collapse occurred on June 12, 2012 just before Radiohead was set to perform on an outdoor stage in Toronto's Downsview Park, and injured an additional three people. Last month, an Ontario judge stayed charges against promoter Live Nation, as well as an engineer and contractor involved in the stage, the CBC reported.
"We urge the Canadian authorities to look more closely into their treatment of the Downsview stage collapse and indeed all workplace deaths to ensure that accidents such as this can be prevented in the future," Radiohead's statement reads.
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