Tragedy at Indiana State Fair

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A very, very bad disaster has happened at a festival in the USA, just watched the video - that is very frightening. I don't want to make ill founded comments but just looking at the video the stage looks of a poor construction, OK weather conditions may not have been predicted but it snaps like a twig.

One of the first music events I went to when I was a still a kid was the Monsters of Rock festival at Donnington in 1988, jokes about music aside, it was a tragic event, two people died and one point one of the video screens fell on the crowd, from what I recall of what’s been revealed since, it was a miracle the stage didn't buckle completely. I think it's safe to say that tragedy proved there are no excuses for ignoring health and safety, and as far as I am aware there have not been any such serious disasters at a music festival in the UK since. I am amazed if such adverse weather conditions were not anticipated in the light of what's happened in Indiana, why on earth did they allow the festival to continue? And I am pretty certain health and safety is an even more dirty expression in the US than it is over here! What a waste eh? Watch the video at your own discretion it is seriously distressing
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Every time I see stuff like this it makes me wanna strangle twats like Littlejohn and their 'elf & safety' bollocks.
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Five Minutes wrote:Every time I see stuff like this it makes me wanna strangle twats like Littlejohn and their 'elf & safety' bollocks.

Yes seems a deeply unplesant sort of a chap. Our beloved PM wants to 'cut red tape' when it comes to health and safety' god only know's what this means, but I'm certain it won't all be coming out smelling of roses.
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Remember all those disasters during Thatcher's era, Piper Alpha, Kings Cross, Hillsborough, Zeebrugge....

Could of course have been a coincidence.
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Five Minutes wrote:Every time I see stuff like this it makes me wanna strangle twats like Littlejohn and their 'elf & safety' bollocks.
I've been told by my manager that there's no money in the budget for new safety equipment (to replace the stuff that has "CONDEMNED" stickers on it).

There is, however, a special fund to pay compensation should anybody get injured...
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bill wrote:I've been told by my manager that there's no money in the budget for new safety equipment (to replace the stuff that has "CONDEMNED" stickers on it).

There is, however, a special fund to pay compensation should anybody get injured...
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I'm sure These Chaps would be interested in that!!!

Bet your manager wouldn't like a criminal conviction???

Gen up on your Health & Safety @ Work Act:
It shall be the duty of every employer to:
Provide a safe place to work
Provide safe plant that is properly maintained.
Ensure that articles and substances are used, handled, stored and transported in a way that is safe and with out risk to health.
Provide information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure the health and safety of everyone at work.
Provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Ensure that welfare arrangements and facilities are adequate for the employees at work.
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Toiler On The Sea wrote:
bill wrote:I've been told by my manager that there's no money in the budget for new safety equipment (to replace the stuff that has "CONDEMNED" stickers on it).

There is, however, a special fund to pay compensation should anybody get injured...
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I'm sure These Chaps would be interested in that!!!

Bet your manager wouldn't like a criminal conviction???

Gen up on your Health & Safety @ Work Act:
It shall be the duty of every employer to:
Provide a safe place to work
Provide safe plant that is properly maintained.
Ensure that articles and substances are used, handled, stored and transported in a way that is safe and with out risk to health.
Provide information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure the health and safety of everyone at work.
Provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
Ensure that welfare arrangements and facilities are adequate for the employees at work.
Thanks - you're absolutely right, of course.

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Thats a terrible thing to happen, it would certainly put a damper on a night out. That stage rig looks like a proper peice of crap like something thats been designed by a child......hugely tall but with no apparant triangulation to stop the whole thing twisting and collapsing in the obviously very high winds.
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fucking hell
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ravenlunatic wrote:That stage rig looks like a proper peice of crap like something thats been designed by a child......hugely tall but with no apparant triangulation to stop the whole thing twisting and collapsing in the obviously very high winds.
Working for a Yank company, we get loads of safety alerts from the good old US of A, some times I'm glad we have the Elf & Safety the we do.
The 'Yee-Haa' cowboy spirit still appears to be all too present in their society.
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