Yesterday, we reported on the loss of life of 35-year-old Michael Adam Morse, who died whereas attending this yr’s Electrical Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Now, Pitchfork reports that the daddy of one other man who died on the music pageant—this time in 2015—is suing its organizers for what he says had been insufficient medical services and care.
Nicholas Tom died in the course of the 2015 iteration of the occasion, from problems associated to taking ecstasy. His father, Terry Tom, alleges that, at that yr’s EDC, “medical providers had been scarce, medical tents had been understaffed, volunteers had no medical expertise, and there was inadequate entry to water.” Tom is suing for wrongful loss of life and negligence.
One of many world’s largest digital music festivals, EDC pulls in as many as 400,000 attendees, who are sometimes subjected to temperatures of over 110 levels within the sweltering Vegas solar. Given the attendance and the warmth, it’s not totally stunning to study that there have been a collection of remoted deaths associated to the pageant, courting again to at the very least 2011, when it was pressured to desert a smaller pageant in Dallas, Texas, after comparable temperatures proved unsafe for attendees. In the meantime, the British model of the pageant, scheduled for subsequent month, has been canceled within the wake of the newest loss of life.
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