Ministry Of Labour Requests Cooperation From Companies In Radiohead Stage Collapse

TORONTO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The provincial Ministry of Labour has identified four companies that have been asked to comply with the ongoing investigation following a stage collapse at a Radiohead show that killed one of the tour's production staff.

The four companies include the show's promoter, Live Nation, as well as Optex Staging and Services Inc., Nasco Staffing Solutions, and Ticker Tape Touring LLP.

According to the Toronto Star, Ministry of Labor spokesman Matt Blajer noted that their requests have been made "mainly to Live Nation" and that the promoter has already provided stage blueprints signed and approved by a professional engineer.

Inspectors and engineers are still at the site of the collapse, conducting an investigation to determine the causes of the staging failure. The collapse occurred shortly before a planned Radiohead show and led to the death of 33-year-old drum tech Scott Johnson.

"We’re still trying to figure out who owns what, who’s responsible for what," Blajer told the Star. "You’ve got lighting technicians, sound technicians, the band’s people — we’re trying to figure out who worked for whom."

The stage had been installed by Optex with labor contracted from Nasco. Previously, Optex has provided staging for touring artists such as Pearl Jam and Van Halen. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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