Dec. 22 - Two american lawmakers launched an investigation into the role of Live Nation Entertainment at Travis Scott's concert last month at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, where 10 people died in a stampede.
U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the White House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Representatives James Comer, Kevin Brady, Al Green, and Bill Pascrell Jr. sent a letter to The Nation's president Michael Rapino for information about the events of the Astroworld festival on Nov. 5. The congressional committee said.
Two patients who died in the stampede have accidentally suffocated, an examination of the frankity of the deceased found earlier this month.
The victims died of compression asphyxia and are nearly crushed to death by a crowd around the stage. A number of other 300 people were injured in the attack.
There were some victims trapped on the ground and hemmed up on three sides of barricades in order to escape. Eyewitnesses said spectators fell to the ground and some were intimidated by the crowd.
"Recent reports raise serious concerns over whether your company has taken adequate steps to protect the 50,000 concertgoers who attended the Astroworld Festival," the lawmakers wrote in their letter to Rapino. "Experts have said that the Organisers failed to heed warning signs."
The legislators got information by the 7th of Jan.
Live Nation said on Wednesday that it helped the local authorities to understand their investigation and will share it with the house committee and the committee.
The statement said that, based on live events, "Safety is the foundation of live events" live nations engage with detailed security planning in coordination with local stakeholders, including law enforcement, fire and EMT professionals."
At least two hundred lawsuits have been filed against Scott and Live Nation, among others involved in the case.