Sunday 03.07.11

Falling accident at Roskilde Festival

Today there has been a deeply tragic falling accident from the tower by the aerial cableway at Roskilde Festival.

The police have identified the person as a 35-year-old woman from the Berlin area. Witnesses saw the woman step out on a platform outside the fence from where she fell down.

Based on investigations, including questioning of witnesses, the police conclude that this incident is a suicide.

The police have examined the place carefully at the assistance of The Danish Working Environment Service, and the investigation has not given rise to any remarks from the service regarding the construction of the tower.

FACTS
The tower and the aerial cableway have been cleared by the police after a technical review by Force Technology. To go up in the tower and use the cableway one must pass through three security checks at the entrance, by the elevator and before using the cableway. Visibly intoxicated persons have not been admitted.

All open audience areas are surrounded by a 124 cm security fence.

All usage of the tower and the cableway was stopped immediately after the accident.

The festival’s team of social workers has provided counseling for witnesses to accident.

The tower is a half-pyramid-shaped container structure consisting of 78 20-foot containers with a length of 29 metres and a height of 31 metres.

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