Stage collapse victim remembered as funny, supportive
The victim of Saturday's stage collapse at Downsview Park has been identified as 33-year old Scott Johnson of England.
He was a drum technician with Radiohead.
Band member Philip Selway released a statement Sunday, saying, "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."
A handful of investigators from the Ontario Ministry of Labour are on the site of the accident.
Three inspectors are joined by two engineers under the large sections of scaffolding that are mangled near the top of the structure, hanging high above where alternative rock band Radiohead would have played their set.
The first job for the Labour Ministry team is to make sure that the site is safe, to avoid the risk of more scaffolding crashing down.
Next, they'll find clues to determine what caused the stage to collapse and whether the production company that owns it broke any Health and Safety rules before the scaffolding failed.
The weather, a factor in other recent stage collapses in Ottawa and Indiana, was calm in Toronto before the incident and there had been no reports of stage trouble with any of Radiohead's other 10 North American tour stops.
Investigators may have to look elsewhere to determine exactly why things with wrong at Downsview Park.
In the meantime, the area around the stage is fenced off and security guards keep people from getting a closer look.
Behind those fences, police cars and men wearing fluorescent green vests and hard hats can be seen sizing up the wreckage.
Signs posted on streets leading to the Park have a reminder that the concert has been cancelled.