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Radiohead demands to punish those responsible for the death of a rock band technician

Radiohead demands to punish those responsible for the death of a rock band technicianReturning to Toronto, the musicians noted the death of a friend "Karma Police"

Six years ago, the technician of rock band Radiohead Scott Johnson died. Before the concert in Toronto, a stage design collapsed. On Thursday, the band’s musicians, who again arrived with tours to Canada, demanded to condemn the perpetrators.

"People who should have was called to account "said Tom York, addressing the audience. – This silence … hits the ears".

The musicians noted the death of their friend "Karma Police".

In 2012, Radiohead was due to perform at a concert in Downsview Park, Toronto. Tickets for him were completely sold out. However, an hour before the concert began, a metal structure was unexpectedly collapsed on the stage.

Radiohead demands to punish those responsible for the death of a rock band technicianReturning to Toronto, the musicians noted the death of a friend "Karma Police"

Six years ago, the technician of rock band Radiohead Scott Johnson died. Before the concert in Toronto, a stage design collapsed. On Thursday, the band’s musicians, who again arrived with tours to Canada, demanded to condemn the perpetrators.

"People who should have been brought to justice, "said Tom York, addressing the audience. – This silence … hits the ears".

The musicians noted the death of their friend "Karma Police".

In 2012, Radiohead was due to perform at a concert in Downsview Park, Toronto. Tickets for him were completely sold out. However, an hour before the concert began, a metal structure was unexpectedly collapsed on the stage.

33-year-old technician Scott Johnson, who installed drums, died right on the stage, three more people were injured.

A year later, the police brought charges against the entertainment company Live Nation, engineer Dominic Cagliari and contractor Optex Staging and Service, guided by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of Ontario,

Radiohead demands to punish those responsible for the death of a rock band technician

Returning to Toronto, the musicians noted the death of a friend "Karma Police"

Six years ago, the technician of rock band Radiohead Scott Johnson died. Before the concert in Toronto, a stage design collapsed. On Thursday, the band’s musicians, who again arrived with tours to Canada, demanded to condemn the perpetrators.

"People who should have was called to account "said Tom York, addressing the audience. – This silence … hits the ears".

The musicians noted the death of their friend "Karma Police".

In 2012, Radiohead was due to perform at a concert in Downsview Park, Toronto. Tickets for him were completely sold out. However, an hour before the concert began, a metal structure was unexpectedly collapsed on the stage.

Radiohead demands to punish those responsible for the death of a rock band technicianReturning to Toronto, the musicians noted the death of a friend "Karma Police"

Six years ago, the technician of rock band Radiohead Scott Johnson died. Before the concert in Toronto, a stage design collapsed. On Thursday, the band’s musicians, who again arrived with tours to Canada, demanded to condemn the perpetrators.

"People who should have been brought to justice, "said Tom York, addressing the audience. – This silence … hits the ears".

The musicians noted the death of their friend "Karma Police".

In 2012, Radiohead was due to perform at a concert in Downsview Park, Toronto. Tickets for him were completely sold out. However, an hour before the concert began, a metal structure was unexpectedly collapsed on the stage.

33-year-old technician Scott Johnson, who installed drums, died right on the stage, three more people were injured.

A year later, the police brought charges against the entertainment company Live Nation, engineer Dominic Cagliari and contractor Optex Staging and Service, guided by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of Ontario,

Legal formalities

None of the attorneys did not admit their guilt, and in September. This means that no charges will be raised. The reason is the precedent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada of 2016, which ruled that claims filed in the provincial courts should be submitted to the court within a year and a half.

In spite of the fact that this case, nevertheless, got to the court, 40 court sessions were extended for 14 months. Then the presiding judge Shawn Nakatsuru was transferred to the higher court and the proceedings were annulled.

Delivering a verdict on the termination of the case, the Ontario judge, Ann Nelson, Johnson’s family or colleagues.

In an interview with the BBC TV program Newsnight last Wednesday drummer Radiohead Phil Selway said that he was terribly upset and disappointed that the circumstances of Johnson’s death were never investigated.

"This is very distressing. The judicial examination was. No one answered. And without answers, we can not be sure that such an incident will not happen again", said Selway.

"We were assured that an investigation would be the out next year, so we hope that it will give some answers to the questions", added the drummer.

Selway also told the Canadian media that Radiohead musicians could not bring themselves to Toronto until the current tour.

"There’s too much to do with this place, so it’s easy to come here and play, "he said. "So much is unclear about this accident." This wound is still fresh, it’s hard to reconcile with the fact that Scott is no longer with us".

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