Radiohead Cancels Toronto Concert After Stage Collapse Kills Crew Member: [ send to a friend ]
Radiohead had to cancel their sold-out outdoor concert in Toronto on Saturday after a stage collapse killed a crew member.
Police said the band's drum technician, a man in his 30s, was killed by "a heavy, crushing injury" after "a scaffolding-type structure collapsed" about 40 to 60 feet above the main stage area and he was trapped underneath the debris.
The incident at Downsview Park occurred around 4 PM. Two other crew members were also injured and taken to hospital.
Radiohead's website had listed the concert as being sold out, with 40,000 tickets sold but fortunately not many were at the park when it happened.
"A number of people were on the stage. They were setting up when the top portion of the stage collapsed on top of them," said Constable Tony Vella of the Toronto Police.
Irene Constantin, who was working at a nearby concession stand, said the collapse mad the stage "look like toothpicks."
An investigation has been launched into why the stage came down.