The latest Astroworld lawsuit has security guards suing over lack of security

The problems keep piling up in the wake of the Astroworld crowd crush disaster where 10 people died and hundreds were injured. Several hundred fans are suing in a variety of ways, with all the suits accusing promoter Live Nation of being negligent when it comes to a whole whack of things, including security.

In a weird twist, though, security guards who were working that night are also suing Live Nation alleging a lack of security.

Two guys who worked security that night have filed a suit claiming that Live Nation didn’t train them properly and criticizing how the promoter recruited security personnel.

If we go back to the beginning of this tragic story, you’ll remember that it was widely speculated that security personnel was criticized for how poorly (okay, not at all) handled a dangerous crowd situation. Another storyline is that because of COVID, it’s become harder and harder to find people to work such jobs.

The two Astroworld security dudes–Samuel and Jackson Bush, who are uncle-and-nephew–are also suing AJ Melino & Associates, the subcontractor that hired them to work the festival on behalf of Live Nation. Both are claiming they were injured (broken hand, injured backs and shoulders) and have suffered emotional trauma.

More detail here.

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