Radiohead Share Statement Following Coroner's Inquest into Fatal Stage Collapse
"It's up to all of us now to make sure that these recommendations are implemented"
Published Apr 11, 2019A day after the conclusion of a coroner's inquest into the death of Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson, the band have shared a statement on the process.
In a statement shared through social media, the band wrote, "The Inquest itself was conducted in a constructive, thorough and fair-minded way. It revealed the negligence and failings that led to Scott's death."
The band continued, "A verdict of Accidental Death was returned, which feels frustratingly insufficient given that the stage collapse was shown to be preventable. The Jury have made sound and practical recommendations to prevent such an accident happening again and to ensure the future safety of show crews and audiences. It's up to all of us now to make sure that these recommendations are implemented."
You can find the band's complete statement below.
Yesterday (April 10), the jury in the coroner's inquest made 28 total recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths in Ontario.
The inquest into Johnson's death had been ongoing since March. On the last day of testimony during the inquest, Johnson's father, Ken Johnson, said "the levels of incompetence" that led to the fatal stage collapse was "clearly staggering."