A spokesperson for Radiohead identified the victim Sunday as Scott Johnson from South Yorkshire, England, a 33-year-old a drum technician for the band. He also worked for Keane, another British band.
...As the top portion of the stage fell, it trapped (Scott Johnson) beneath the debris. While a team of paramedics was already on the scene in preparation for the concert and tended quickly to the other hurt crew members, they couldn’t reach (him) until police and firefighters managed to extricate him.
...Ms. Pea$#@! said there were about 10 crew members on the stage when it collapsed. It seemed they were about to do a sound check - electronic twangs piping through the speakers were what made her look up just before the structure fell.
...The concert facility at Downsview Park was newly renovated. Radiohead and their opener, Caribou, were to be the first performers there.
Jim Brett, president of International Alliance Theatrical Stage Employees Local 58, said crew members working on the Downsview stage weren't members of his union.
"The only thing I can confirm is that IATSE Local 58 was not involved with the building of the stage or supplying any labour for the concert," he wrote in an e-mail. "Regardless of who was involved, the stage collapse is a tragic event and we offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and our thoughts are with those who were injured."
..."How does something like this happen?" Ms. Pea$#@! asked. "I've seen reports of stages collapsing before, but it's always been due to weather conditions and whatnot. There was no weather condition today. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day."