almost 3 dozen charges laid in alberta stage collapse that killed woman

by:Marslite     2019-09-24
EDMONTON -
Two years ago, in a severe storm, a stage collapsed and a woman died, and the Alberta provincial government charged three companies involved in the popular country music festival.
With more than 20,000 fans gathered in Camrose for the festival this year, 33 allegations were announced.
Two of the allegations said world-class production failed to ensure that the stage and equipment were strong enough to withstand the pressure of a sudden storm.
The company is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Provide stage and lighting for music and sports events across North America.
Barry Harrison of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Association tries to appease the concert
The government announced the charges on Friday.
\"Obviously, it\'s an important weekend for the jamboree concert --He said.
\"OHS officials did inspect the Jamboree site in Grand Valley two days ago.
Everything seems to meet the requirements, so we hope it will be a great weekend for the Grand Valley event.
\"Donna Moore, 35, was crushed by falling scaffolding and large speakers as the plow wind from a violent storm crossed the concert venue on August. 1, 2009.
Single mother from Alta Lloyd Minster.
Sit near the stage.
Another 75 people, including members of Hollywood actor Kevin Costner\'s band, were injured.
Environment Canada says the plow wind is more than 100 km/h and is very intense and some people mistake it for a tornado or hurricane.
When thousands of viewers fled, the wind blew only a minute of warning, causing the main stage to collapse.
Panhandle Productions, the world\'s top production and event organizer, faces a total of 27 expenses.
There are six more contractors to face.
Most of the allegations involved failure to ensure the health and safety of the workers.
All three companies will be in the provincial court of Camrose. 28.
According to Alberta\'s Occupational Health and Safety Act, the maximum penalty for each charge is $500,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.
Pot handle production was not available for comment on Friday.
Premier Global and contractors cannot be reached.
Moore\'s 10-year-old and 16-year-old son filed a lawsuit last week.
It was named after the concert\'s promoter, Camrose City, the company responsible for safety, and several companies that built the stage.
None of these allegations were confirmed in court.
This year\'s conference included headlines from Gary Allen, Jason alding and Toby Keith.
During the big carnival on Thursday night, a thunderstorm swept through the audience, and fans came to look for cover.
But the rain stopped and the party and music soon recovered.
The CFCW radio program director Jackie Ray Green, who is live 100 kilometers southeast of Edmonton, said fans are taking the charges with ease.
\"It will definitely not affect the atmosphere here,\" she said . \".
\"To be honest, people don\'t care.
The main stage began in a few minutes.
\"Premier Global Production says it has served events such as the ash Cup, Craven country music festival, Alberta winter games and concerts at Bette Midler, Tim McGraw, metal peppers and red peppers.
A preliminary report on the collapse of the stage prepared by Alberta Municipal Affairs last year said that strong winds far exceeded the scope of buildings and stages to be dealt.
But the company also said the wreckage was so large that experts could not determine what caused the collapse of the bulky and portable stage.
\"The main finding was the design and installation of the stage structure according to the building specifications.
\"There is no design error in the system design,\" Chris Salvian, Chief building administrator, said at the time . \".
Last year, Brian Andrews, a spokesman for Premier Global, said that no stage could be designed to withstand the strong winds of the 2009 carnival.
The only thing that can help the organizers, he said, is more timely weather information.
There was no wind on the Canadian environment ministry\'s radar that destroyed the event.
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