Radiohead inquest recommends licensing companies that build temporary stages

A coroner's inquest into the death of a drum technician who was crushed when a stage collapsed before a Radiohead concert in Toronto is recommending that companies that build temporary stages for events undergo licensing.

Jurors examining the circumstances surrounding the death of Scott Johnson also suggest that riggers who work on performance venues in Ontario go through a certification process similar to what's in place for electricians.

The jury issued 26 other recommendations that largely echo those proposed at the inquest by the coroner's counsel and other parties earlier this week, all aimed at preventing similar deaths.

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Jacob Worek