Astroworld has been dubbed one of the “worst crowd disasters in US history,” with “disturbing parallels” to the gig railing collapse that killed 42 people.


Astroworld has been dubbed one of the “worst crowd disasters in US history,” with “disturbing parallels” to the gig railing collapse that killed 42 people.

According to the lawyer who litigated the case, the Astroworld disaster is one of the worst crowd atrocities in US history, with a “haunting similarity” to a 2016 concert where nearly 50 people were injured when a railing collapsed.

Attorney Andrew Duffy told The Sun in an exclusive interview that both concerts were “poorly planned” by promoter Live Nations.

A crowd rushed the stage of a Snoop Dogg concert in Camden, New Jersey in 2016, much like they did at Travis Scott’s performance in Houston on Saturday.

During the surge, a partition collapsed, sending revelers tumbling from a raised section, injuring up to 42 people.

However, no one died at the New Jersey concert; however, eight people died at Scott’s Astroworld show.

“This was one of the worst crowd-control disasters in US history,” said Duffy, a premise liability attorney with 26 years of experience.

“It’s excruciating to have eight people dead,” Duffy said.

Alex Acosta, who is represented by Tony Buzbee, was one of the eight victims.

“The sheer force of being stacked against the stage crushed him,” Buzbee said at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

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“People trampled over his body like a piece of trash as the air was slowly squeezed out of him,” Buzbee said.

“At a concert, he died on the muddy ground.”

According to Buzbee, he is representing 35 people who were injured in the stampede, and the number is rising.

“It was complete chaos, which everyone involved encouraged,” Buzbee said.

Duffy, who has fought Live Nation in court, believes the victims will be blamed by their defense team.

“They’ll say it was a rowdy crowd.

“They’re going to say the crowd got out of hand,” he predicted.

It’s the most common defense in these cases, according to Duffy.

“However, it is incorrect.

“It’s completely incorrect.”

In a nutshell, Duffy stated that the issue was one of planning.

Before any concert, a detailed plan is laid out, including emergency exits and what to do in the event of a mass casualty incident, according to Duffy.

Duffy believes the concert organizers failed to implement a proper emergency plan, based on what happened.

“They understand the danger if the crowd rushes the stage, and emergency exits must be in place,” he said.

“Any discussion prior to a concert must include what will happen if the crowd swells.

“How do we keep people from being crushed?” says the narrator.

To make matters worse, people are said to have trampled bodies, both those who died and those who were injured.

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