One Dead in Radiohead Stage Collapse

At least 3 hurt; Toronto show canceled
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2012 4:49 PM CDT
Radiohead Stage Collapse Kills 1 in Toronto
This photo provided by Alexandra Mihan shows a stage before it collapsed at the site for a Radiohead concert at Downsview Park in Toronto on Saturday, June 16, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alexandra Mihan via The Canadian Press)

A stage under construction for a Radiohead concert in Toronto collapsed today, killing one person and injuring at least three, the Globe & Mail reports. Workers were hanging screens on the stage when it fell, according to a beer tent worker: "Apparently the band was supposed to practice just before [the collapse]," she said. Cries of "First aid!" emerged from the stage, and security began removing a considerable crowd that had gathered early for the concert, the Toronto Star reports. The sold-out show has been canceled. (More Radiohead stories.)

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