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Kevin Costner

Near Miss in Stage Collapse

8/2/2009 11:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kevin Costner and his band were due to take the stage at the Big Valley Jamboree in Canada yesterday when a storm touched down causing the stage to collapse. One person died and at least 60 people were injured.



Costner was okay, but we're told two members of his band were taken to the hospital. A witness on scene tells TMZ he saw Costner helping people out of the wreckage.

Country music singer Billy Currington was performing his last song when the stage collapsed. He was ok.

In a statement to TMZ, Costner's rep said: "We are so saddened by the loss of life and injury that occurred on a day that carried so much promise, but turned so wicked so quickly. We hope to return to Alberta in the future to help with the healing."

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GL    

what's with all the stage collapses recently?

1906 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

Where were the Inspectors, Lunch?

1906 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

AFTER LOOKING AT THE PICTURE AGAIN, THE STAGE DID'NT COLLAPSE , THE CRAINS WERE OVERLAODED,AND OR NOT SET UP ON PADS CORRECTLY. CRAINS AND LIFTS ARE DANGEROUS JOBS, AND PROFESSIONAL RIGGERS NEED TO BE ON EVERY JOG, NO FLY BY NIGHT OPERATIONS, THEY WILL ONLY GET YOU KILLED

1906 days ago
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anon    

It didn't just collapse on its own - there was a nasty storm and people had begun to leave the grounds. There were trees uprooted in the same area because of the winds.

1906 days ago
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Alberta    

Yesterday a tragedy hit our community. There was a very severe summer storm that hit the area and with wind speeds hitting near 80 miles per hour. Yes the main stage at the concert event collapsed, but that was in no way the fault of any engineer or inspector. This is the time to remember the person that was killed, to pray for those that were injured, and to thank god that it wasn't a whole lot worse because this happened in the middle of a field with very very little shelter for anyone. I also want to say that the Country Music Community is amazing ,,,, the stars were out helping everyone, the concert goers banded together to help each other and the town of Camrose and surrounding communities came together with their emergency services to work through the night to make sure everyone was safe and accounted for,

1906 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

NO LIFT'S WILL PERMITTED IN 26 MILE PER HOUR WINDS OR GREATER O.S.H.A

1906 days ago
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I said it    

Why are people amazed when a celebrity helps out. They are humans just like the rest of us with the exception of making tons of money. WAKE UP PEOPLE

1906 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

8. Yesterday a tragedy hit our community. There was a very severe summer storm that hit the area and with wind speeds hitting near 80 miles per hour. Yes the main stage at the concert event collapsed, but that was in no way the fault of any engineer or inspector. This is the time to remember the person that was killed, to pray for those that were injured, and to thank god that it wasn't a whole lot worse because this happened in the middle of a field with very very little shelter for anyone. I also want to say that the Country Music Community is amazing ,,,, the stars were out helping everyone, the concert goers banded together to help each other and the town of Camrose and surrounding communities came together with their emergency services to work through the night to make sure everyone was safe and accounted for,


Posted at 11:08AM on Aug 2nd 2009 by Alberta

9. NO LIFT'S WILL PERMITTED IN 26 MILE PER HOUR WINDS OR GREATER O.S.H.A

Posted at 11:10AM on Aug 2nd 2009 by HighwayStar

iTS WAS ALL THE ENGINEERS FAULT, CRAIN OPERATORS RIGHT ON DOWN THE LINE O.S.H.A. HAS THESE REGUALATIONS SET IN PLACE FOR WORK PLACE SAFETY, DON'T WORRY WHERE THERE ARE DEATHS INVOLVED O.S.H.A. WILL BE THERE

1906 days ago
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allyka    

The stage flipped due to a storm which came with very little warning, then it colapsed towards the backstage area. Only 15 people have been listed as hurt according to local news 4 critically. Billy Currington's bassist arm was injured, www.cbc.ca has pictures.

1906 days ago
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Chris Rock    

There are accidents happining so frequently
http://francis-rossi.mybrute.com
Look at this one
http://francis-rossi.mybrute.com

1906 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

Developing a lift planThe crane operator must know pre-established boom angles and lift ... with the crane manufacturer's recommended wind-velocity shutdown limit is required for safe operations, though many operators halt work if the wind speed reaches a generic 30 mph. ... As in the case of Cal-OSHA and possibly other state plans, ...
concreteproducts.com/mag/concrete_developing_lift_plan/ - Cached - Similar
GO ON THE O.S.H.A SITE ITS HEAR TO SAVE LIVES 80 MILES AND HOUR ARE WAY OUT OF SPEC O.S.H.A.COM

1906 days ago
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Homie1Kanobe    

YOU CANNOT EXPLAIN THIS INNCIDENT AWAY, CAN'T COVER IT UP, JUST WAIT FOR THE ORANGE HATS, MY COMPANY IS OSHA STAR QUAUIFIED AND ITS A VERY HARD TO OBTAIN

1906 days ago
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corc    

iTS WAS ALL THE ENGINEERS FAULT, CRAIN OPERATORS RIGHT ON DOWN THE LINE O.S.H.A. HAS THESE REGUALATIONS SET IN PLACE FOR WORK PLACE SAFETY, DON'T WORRY WHERE THERE ARE DEATHS INVOLVED O.S.H.A. WILL BE THERE

Posted at 11:14AM on Aug 2nd 2009 by HighwayStar

OSHA does not govern anything in Canada.

1906 days ago
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Canada88    

The storm last night was like something we do not usually see, just the way it appeared, there were increadable winds in some areas that were totally a suprise, everyone was cought off guard by how quickly the storm appeared and the intensity of it. For example at the BVJ my brother was sitting beside his motorhome when he saw a wall of dust headed towards him, he said from the time he saw the dust till the time it hit him was like a flash. I do not think there is any blame to lay here it was mother nature, and with winds almost 100km there is not much anyone can do, it is accually amazing that with that many people by the stage at the time there were not more injured. I would like to add that 1 woman did loose her life, 15 were injured and 4 seriously hurt, not 60 like the story says.
This storm brought havoc to many areas of Alberta, large damaging hail and strong winds, also sadly there was a 3 year old little girl in Calgary that lost her life because of strong winds whipping debris around.

1906 days ago
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flakca    

OSHA has jurisdiction in Canada?

1906 days ago
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