Technician Injured By Falling Set Sues Ultra Music Festival

, Daily Business Review


An equipment technician who said he was severely injured by a falling LCD screen prior to Miami's Ultra Music Festival has filed suit.

Joey Green filed the negligence lawsuit on Feb. 10 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court against Ultra Music Festival Corp. and numerous others. Green was one of two workers injured when a portion of a large LCD screen collapsed during the start of the festival last March.

Ultra, which features electronic music, is scheduled this year for March 28-30 at Bayfront Park in Miami.

Green sets up sound stages and other equipment at music festivals. He was employed by Event Services Inc., which is also named as a defendant.

Swedish House Mafia, the electronic dance music trio whose equipment was being installed when the accident occurred, also is a defendant.

The lawsuit was filed by partner Curtis J. Mase and associate William R. Seitz at Miami's Mase Lara Eversole. The firm said Green's legs were crushed by the falling LCD screen.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge Norma S. Lindsey.

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  • I agree

  • It wasnt an LCD screen, it was an LED Screen.
    And the Screen and connection hardward was was provided by SwedishHouseMafia, not UMF.
    When the connection hardward that held the screen to the overhead roof failed the screen fell and injured the stagehands. The screen hardward didnt fail...the hardward provided by the SHM to connect the screen to the roof failed. The bad connection hardward which was provided by SHM was fresh off a shipment from Belgium and came with no engineering documents. UMF knows about the lack of engineering document and chose not to pressure SHM so that the SHM would return 10 days later to play the second of their two date commitments. It should be noted that a week prior to the UMF installation the SHM Tour truck got into an accident and most of the rigging hardware, including the connection hardware were damaged. This is why SHM had to have new connection hardward elements built in haste, without engineering docs. After the accident all SHM stagehands and production people huddled up with UMF and hid many facts from the city and the victim.
    I too hope all the facts come out for the sake of Mr. Green.

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    I hope all the facts come out.

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