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Stagehand dies at Coachella due to accident

A stagehand that worked with the company Goldenvoice died this year at Coachella after a serious accident. Coachella is a large music festival that attracts music lovers everywhere from Nevada to across the Atlantic Ocean. The festival takes place during two weekends every April and attracts more than 100,000 attendants as well as dozens of artists. The 2019 version of the festival is considered the 20th anniversary of the event.

The stagehand who died at Coachella on Saturday, April 6th, was witnessed climbing a 60-foot scaffolding before he fell. Witnesses claimed that the stagehand did not have any harnesses on while ascending the tower. The incident took place at the Polo Grounds in Indio, California. A spokesperson for the Indio police claimed that the victim was found dead at the site and that the incident was under investigation.

The lead rigger who fell to his death had been with Goldvenvoice for more than 20 years. In a statement to the press, the company expressed appreciation for the stagehand and all the great work he had done over the years. Other reports from Coachella state that this unfortunate incident wasn’t the only problem at the festival. A famous artist had to cancel their performance due to production issues.

Victims of serious accidents at third party locations may be eligible for compensation for their hospital bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. An attorney who practices premises liability law may provide a consultation to find out if pursuing legal action is appropriate. Whether or not a premises is liable for damages depends on a variety of circumstances, and it usually requires that the location contain unsafe or defective conditions.

Article: Uproxx, “A Longtime Coachella Stagehand Died After An Accident While Setting Up For The Festival“, Derrick rossignol, 04/08/2019

John P. Aldrich
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