Radiohead has issued an official statement in regards to a 2012 stage collapse incident.
The event took place in June of 2012, when the temporary stage that had been built at the Toronto Downsview Park collapsed, killing the band’s drum technician, Scott Johnson.
Eight years into a now-concluded case against Domenic Cugliari, the engineer who oversaw the construction, the Discipline Committee of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario has found Cugliari to be guilty of professional misconduct and has ordered the revoking of his license, although he is currently retired, and sadly, beyond legal recrimination.
“Mr Cugliari has acknowledged in this hearing, his catalogue of errors and the negligence on his part that led to the stage collapse and Scott’s death,” Radiohead said on Instagram. “These admissions are 8 years too late.”
“This is a sad day. Our thoughts and love are, as ever, with Scott’s parents, Ken and Sue Johnson, his family and friends, and our crew,” the band added.
Johnson’s father, Ken Johnson attended the 8-hour hearing and admitted that it is “very difficult to control feelings after eight years of misery.”
“I look professionally and hope that this will not happen again, but no one has yet come forward with new procedures to my knowledge,” he added.
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