Statement on Worker Death at Coachella Event Site

Statement from ESA Founder and President Jim Digby:

The hearts of the ESA's membership are broken by the tragic and unnecessary loss of another member of our professional family. The circumstances around today's accident are just beginning to be investigated, but what is certain is the heaviness in our souls and the continuing need to advocate for responsible workplace practices across all segments of the event industry.

This is our call to action. Let us grieve this tragic loss, send our love to all personally affected, and be unrelenting in stressing the importance of awareness and safe work practices. There is no higher responsibility.

Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance

Background: Coachella worker dies after fall; Goldenvoice mourning loss of 20-year 'family member' [Desert Sun}

Jacob Worek