A man in his thirties was killed Saturday afternoon after a stage collapse at Downsview Park in Toronto.
Three other people were injured, one seriously. A 45-year-old male was taken to Sunnybrook hospital. The others were treated and discharged quickly.
The accident happeneded as crews were setting up for Radiohead who were supposed to perform there tonight.
The CBC reports that at least five ambulances were at the scene of the concert, which was canceled shortly after the accident.
Police said the park was not full yet, but many fans of the the British band were already near the stage.
“It was a really, really loud noise,” said Amy Kang, 22, who was working at a beer tent about 100 metres away when the stage fell apart. “I think some people were in there.” Kang said park security told her and the other workers to leave the park.
Emergency teams quickly evacuated Downsview Park, located in the northwest part of the city. This is a huge park, which can accommodate hundreds of thousands of people.
The wounded and the dead were workers who were preparing the stage for the concert of the group.
The performance was to begin at 19:30 on Friday. Some 40,000 people were attending the concert, according to eCanadaNow. The group was in Montreal Thrusday.
According to the official website of Radiohead, the Toronto concert was sold out.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s at downsview park tonight has been cancelled. Fans are advised not to make their way to the venue,” the group wrote on their Twitter account.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour announced that it will open an investigation.
The the scene of the collapse is reminiscent of what happened last July in Ottawa.
A stage constructed in the BluesFest had collapsed during a concert, injuring several people.
No one had died.