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Toronto Stage Collapse

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:57 pm

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Re: Toronto Stage Collapse

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:19 pm

Lots of Monday morning quarterbacking going on today. One prevalent rumour is someone having been directed to load something over limit. Not sure of the details, but if that ends up being the case, it will be one of the first that I know of clearly indicating a lack of control or scrutiny over what happens during these builds.

Pointed out to a friend today how many setups I've worked in proximity of over the years that saw little to no observation or enforcement from anyone other than those building them, which had people in harms way. Rarely does anything bad happen, but rarely isn't enough. Second or third party involvement many have to be the case for everything that happens in this industry, starting ASAP. Yes, it will complicate things for many people, but if it saves people from having to experience these type of horrors, it will be worth it.
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Re: Toronto Stage Collapse

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:15 pm

So, with the CBC reporting on this rumour of someone warning of overloading, it seems more and more possible that this could be a very bad scene:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/ ... ation.html

If true this would appear to mean that either the structure wasn't what was speced to meet the requirements of what the artists brought with them, or they brought more to the gig than what was communicated. They proceed to hang it all anyway, in spite of being warned off, and the end result is what happened.
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Re: Toronto Stage Collapse

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:50 am

Malcolm Boyce wrote:If true this would appear to mean that either the structure wasn't what was speced to meet the requirements of what the artists brought with them, or they brought more to the gig than what was communicated. They proceed to hang it all anyway, in spite of being warned off, and the end result is what happened.


Either way, If I was the engineer whose name appeared on the approval I'd start claiming identity theft right about now...
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