Another Italian Stage Death
The Italian live music business was shocked by a second staging death in the last three months.
Matteo Armelini, 32, a rigger working in preparation for
Two others helping secure the lighting rig for the central portion of the three-stage set received minor injuries.
Pausini’s show, which was being promoted by Ferdinando Salzano’s
Local news reports suggest the lighting rig collapsed on one side and fell forward onto the front rows of the seating.
Investigators working in the sealed-off area are focusing on whether the accident was caused by a failure of the venue’s flooring, the structural elements themselves, or an error in the structure’s assembly.