Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Date Set for Inquest into Fatal Stage Collapse at Radiohead Show

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Date Set for Inquest into Fatal Stage Collapse at Radiohead Show

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Inquest into Radiohead stage collapse set for March

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TORONTO - A coroner's inquest into the death of a technician killed during a stage collapse at a Radiohead concert in Toronto will get underway in the new year.

The Office of Ontario's Chief Coroner says the proceedings are set to begin on March 25, 2019.

Scott Johnson, 33, was killed on June 16, 2012, when part of a massive stage structure crashed down just hours before Radiohead was due to perform at Downsview Park in north Toronto. Three others were injured.

Charges were laid in the case but were eventually stayed after a judge found the matter had taken too long to come to trial.

The inquest will examine the circumstances around Johnson's death and a jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar incidents. …

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