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13 charges in Radiohead concert death case

A total of 13 charges have been brought against concert promoters, an engineer and a staging company after the death of a man from Doncaster at a Radiohead concert in Toronto.

The Canadian Ministry of Labour brought eight charges against Live Nation Canada and Live Nation Ontario Concerts GP.

Technician Scott Johnson was crushed to death last year just before 40,000 ticket holders were due to arrive at the concert.

“We absolutely maintain that Live Nation and our employees did everything possible to ensure the safety of anyone who was on or near the stage involved in the tragic incident that led to the unfortunate death of Mr Scott Johnson. We will vigorously defend ourselves and we are confident that through this process the facts will come to light and we will be exonerated."

– Live Nation spokesman

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Funeral date for Doncaster man who died at concert

A funeral date has been set for a music technician who died when a stage collapsed during a concert. Scott Johnson from Doncaster died in Toronto, where he was working for rock group Radiohead.

A service will be held next Thursday at St George's Parish Church in his home town, followed by a private ceremony at Hickleton. Elton John is among the celebrities to have rung his father Ken to pay tribute.

Radiohead tribute: Scott was a lovely man

A message has been posted on Radiohead's website paying tribute to the drum technician from Doncaster who was killed in a stage collapse ahead of their planned concert in Toronto, Canada at the weekend. The tribute describes the 33 year old as a friend and colleague:

We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague. He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott's family and all those close to him.

– Radiohead.com statement

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