A company run by the members of Radiohead is among four outfits being investigated by Canadian authorities following last Saturday's (June 16th) stage collapse in Toronto that left one dead and three injured hours before the band was scheduled to perform. According to NME.com, Ticker Tape Touring LLP, which lists all five members of the group as board members, has been identified by the Canadian Ministry of Labor as one of four companies involved in the collapse.
A Toronto company called Optex Staging and Services, along with Nasco Staffing Solutions and concert promoter Live Nation, have all also been asked to comply with the investigation into the tragedy at Downsview Park.
A spokesperson for the ministry said that stage blueprints which were signed and approved by an engineer had already been submitted for investigation.
The spokesperson added, "We're still trying to figure out who owns what, who's responsible for what. You've got lighting technicians, sound technicians, the band's people -- we're trying to figure out who worked for whom."
The dead man was identified as 33-year-old drum technician Scott Johnson, who died when the top portion of the stage fell on him as he was setting up the band's equipment.
A statement posted by Radiohead drummer Phil Selway called him "a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much."
The incident occurred just one hour before the gates at Downsview Park were scheduled to open and let concertgoers in. The concert was subsequently canceled. This is the latest in a series of stage collapses that has happened over the past few years at North American concerts, including an August 2011 incident in Indiana where five people were killed while waiting to see Sugarland.