One attendee suffered a fractured spine.
42 people were injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert earlier this month. The AP reports that 17 of the injured concertgoers have filed a lawsuit against Snoop, Wiz, and the New Jersey venue, claiming that they didn't take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the fans.
The incident occurred after Snoop and Wiz encouraged concertgoers at their August 5th show at Live Nation-operated BB&T Pavilion to move towards a secondary stage at the venue. A partition adjoining the secondary stage collapsed, causing many to fall 10 feet to the ground below. Injuries included broken bones, torn ligaments and tendons, loss of consciousness and emotional trauma. One plaintiff suffered a fractured spine.
"I can tell you there is no doubt there was a crowd surge based upon the setup of the lawn with no chairs and no aisles, lack of security ... and then the artists telling people to come forward," attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi said. "That's the setup, and that's the failure."