Radiohead Stage Collapse Kills One: Reports

Radiohead Stage Collapse Kills One Person According to Reports
Radiohead stage collapse in Toronto and lead singer Thom Yorke (inset)
Courtesy Alexandra Mihan; Inset: Caitlin Mogridge/Redferns

updated 06/16/2012 at 09:05 PM EDT

originally published 06/16/2012 06:15PM

A stage collapsed in Toronto Saturday, killing one person and injuring at least three others before a Radiohead concert, according to numerous news outlets.

Police said a man in his 30s was killed by "a heavy, crushing injury," thestar.com reports, after stage scaffolding fell around 4 p.m. ET, trapping him under debris. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 45-year-old man was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and two others were treated for minor injuries.

Irene Constantin, who was working at a nearby concession stand, told thestar.com that the imploded stage ā€œlooked like toothpicks.ā€

"Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight's at downsview park tonight has been cancelled," the band Tweeted. "Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue." A rep for Radiohead said the band had no comment.

Last summer, a stage collapse in Indiana killed seven people and injured dozens more at a Sugarland concert.

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