Madrid, Spain (June 29, 2007)–Two workers died Friday when a 33-foot tall structure–part of the set from a Rolling Stones concert–fell on top of them while it was being dismantled. Additionally, four people fell from the structure, one of whom was seriously injured, according to wire reports. The stage was being taken apart following the band’s concert at the Vicente Calderon soccer stadium Thursday night.
Names of the two victims, ages 38 and 44, have not been released, but it was noted that one died immediately while the other lost consciousness and subsequently died 40 minutes later. Early police reports state that three Spaniards and one Dutchman were part of the accident. According to emergency services, roughly half the workers taking the set apart were English-speaking and travelling with the tour.