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PutnamEco

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The metalwork they use is basically scaffolding and they are only clamps that hold it all together.So putting such a vast amount in the very very short time they have before a show,I am amazed there are not a lot more accidents.

I've worked a very little in theater, and the rigging they use there is some seriously well engineered equipment. The guys in charge of it where definitely well educated in its set up and use and would often refer to their literature to make sure they were within specification. I think that somebody might be trying to cut some corners to save a buck or two, at the expense of safety, with these failures. I would think that with all the money that is in the entertainment industry, especially with a band like Radiohead, that there would be no expense spared to insure safety. Some heads should roll over an incident like this.

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