TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Three years after a stage collapsed ahead of a 2012 Radiohead concert in Toronto’s Downsview Park, the case is still working its way through the Canadian courts.
The concert, the final date on Radiohead's tour, was just hours away from starting when the overhead staging collapsed, killing drum tech Scott Johnson and injuring three.
Following the collapse, an engineer working at the concert, Optex Staging and Services, as well as the concert's promoter, Live Nation Canada, Live Nation Ontario, are all facing charges in a trial before the provincial Ministry of Labour. All four have plead guilty, according to the CBC.
"Scott was our only boy so this was quite devastating, really," Scott's father Ken Johnson, who flew in from England for the trial, said. "He was a happy guy."
A number of Radiohead's team testified at trial on Tuesday, including Radiohead's manager Adrian Bullocks.
According to the CBC, Bullocks testified that he was disappointd that no one had taken responsibility.
"No one's manning up and saying, 'Look, it's our responsibility and we share responsibility,' and it's really quite… disrespectful in a way." – Staff Writers