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Scaffolding at Linkin Park CT concert collapses…20 injured [pics]
Posted by on Nov 7th, 2012

UPDATE: one of the people critically injured by the fallen scaffolding has died. Two badly injured with pelvic and head injuries. Eight others  suffered fractures and dislocations. See below.

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Earlier this afternoon i got a message saying that heavy winds at the Linkin Park concert at Cape Town Stadium caused scaffolding to collapse and intial reports said it was from the stage, but it’s since been confirmed that 20 people were injured when a scaffolding tower from a brand activation (Lucozade) outside fell on concert-goers.

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Apparently the majority of those injured were promo girls working under or near the tower. The concert went ahead despite the injuries and Big Concerts released the following statement.

“7 NOVEMBER 2012

MEDIA RELEASE

Update on scaffolding collapse at Linkin Park concert at Cape Town Stadium

The City of Cape Town and Big Concerts confirm that twenty concert attendees were injured at the Cape Town Stadium this evening when a temporary scaffolding structure in the Stadium precinct collapsed due to high winds.

The City’s Emergency Services, including doctors, paramedics and Di

saster Risk Management staff assisted immediately. The injured were treated on scene and have been taken to nearby hospitals for further medical attention.The incident occurred at approximately 18h55 when high wind speeds caused the collapse of a temporary scaffolding structure. The temporary structure was a branding activation, located adjacent to the Stadium forecourt on the Cape Town CBD side of the venue.The structure had been pre-approved and certified safe, by structural engineers prior to the event.

The remainder of the structure was dismantled and the commanding officer at the Venue Operations Centre declared the event site safe shortly afterwards.

The Stadium gates were re-opened to concert attendees. The concert is going ahead as planned.

All necessary support is being provided to those injured.

End” [Facebook]

Still no word on the extent of the injuries, but will keep you updated.

[pics via  @MrCPT @Er24EMS @48hrsincapetown ]

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UPDATE:

One of the people critically injured by the fallen scaffolding has died.

Following the regrettable incident at Cape Town Stadium this evening, Big Concerts would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the injured persons and in particular the family of the fan who tragically passed away from injuries sustained when an advertising tower collapsed outside the stadium from gusting gale force winds. We would like to thank the City of Cape Town, the South African Police Services, and all the medics, doctors, and disaster risk personnel for their swift and professional response to this accident.” [Big Concerts]

Linkin Park confirmed that the Johannesburg show would go ahead on Saturday.

November 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

[…] After a long-awaited stop by Linkin Park to sunny South Africa, tragedy struck at the Lucozade promo stand. Intense gale-force winds resulted in the scaffolding’s collapse ended up killing one person and injuring 19 others. Image by Lifeissavage.com […]

November 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

[…] After a long-awaited stop by Linkin Park to sunny South Africa, tragedy struck at the Lucozade promo stand. Intense gale-force winds resulted in the scaffolding’s collapse ended up killing one person and injuring 19 others. Image by Lifeissavage.com […]

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