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Accidents


Examples of accidents caused by structural collapse when overload prevention systems were not installed. Structural collapses occur mainly due to overload, or sometimes overload combined with extreme weather conditions
Katowice (Poland) Convention Center roof collapse 28 January 2006 Hanging load together with the load of the snow on the roof caused a roof collapse and 65 people died in the collapse; many more were wounded






Christina Aguilera Justin Timberlake Truss collapse Atlantic City NJ August 2003
Three stagehands were injured. Almost everyone left for dinner minutes before the collapse. The show was cancelled. The estimated $1 million in damage to the tour's equipment has put the entire tour on hold.






Heineken Jammin' (Italy) Festival rig collapse June 2007




Texas Stadium




Rieu Accident April 2004




Atlanta GA (Philips Arena) January 2008




Ozzie truss bender (Australia) May 2008




Montego Bay May 2005




Greenfield Festival 2005




Las Vegas Truss Collapse - Industrial Show 2005






Comstock






Chicago Auto Show 2006 - Truss failure




Can Cun collapse 2005




Pretoria stage collapse August 2003




Truss collapse at Miss Kansas Pageant June 2008




Stage collapse at Rocklahoma 12 July 2008


Atlanta GA stage collapse (Akon) October 2007


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