In 2012, Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson died following a stage collapse at Toronto’s Downsview Park. Radiohead had been slated to carry out later that night, however canceled the live performance after the tragic occasion. Now, after years of authorized proceedings, coroner Nicola Mundy of Doncaster, England has gone on report saying that Johnson’s dying was due to “inadequate technical advice” and “wholly inadequate construction techniques,” as ITV reports.
Mundy’s remarks had been a part of a second inquest into Johnson’s dying. The first started March 25 in Toronto. That inquest led to April, nevertheless no definitive language was revealed concerning the reason for the stage collapse.
Members of Radiohead have spoken out a number of instances to tackle the tragedy of Johnson’s dying. In 2018, Thom Yorke took a second throughout the band’s live performance in Toronto to say that the individuals who ought to be held accountable for the stage collapse “are still not being held accountable in your city. The silence is fucking deafening.” Yorke requested the viewers to maintain a second of silence earlier than the band carried out “Karma Police.” Drummer Philip Selway has additionally been vocal concerning the “frustrating” authorized proceedings round Johnson’s dying.
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