Live Nation Canada Charged Over Radiohead Stage Collapse

Live Nation Canada Charged Over Radiohead Stage Collapse

Concert organisers Live Nation Canada have been charged over a stage collapse at a Radiohead concert that killed a drum technician last June.

Eight of the 13 charges are against Live Nation, while a staging company and an engineer will also face legal consequences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

On June 16, 2012, drum techie Scott Johnson died after scaffolding fell apart at Toronto's Downsview Park, hours before Radiohead were due to perform.

Live Nation issued a statement later published by the Hollywood Reporter, where the company vowed to fight the charges.

It read: "We absolutely maintain that Live Nation and our employees did everything possible to ensure the safety of anyone who was on or near the stage involved in the tragic incident that led to the unfortunate death of Mr. Scott Johnson."

A trial is expected to begin on June 27.

If you missed the news when it first broke, nearly 12 months ago, you can get a recap with this report:

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