Crowd Safety Expert: Deadly Astroworld Tragedy was a ‘Preventable disaster’


Astroworld’s fatal tragedy was caused by crowd safety experts, according to one. “preventable disaster”She shares her tips for what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.

“When you start seeing surges and crowd crushes, you want to stop the show, reduce the crowd density. It might mean reducing how many people are in the area. And give everybody a chance to group,”Paul Wertheimer spoke to Inside Edition.

Travis Scott, the founder and headliner at the Houston music festival, is famous for hosting shows with Travis. “tumultuous energy and boisterous physical activity,”According to the Los Angeles Times,

In 2017, Scott was charged with inciting a riot after he encouraged concertgoers to rush the stage at a show in Arkansas. He pleaded guilty for disorderly conduct.

Lollapalooza, Chicago, had a similar incident in 2015. 

Astroworld Houston promoters had an emergency plan for in case of a “mass casualty event.”

Wertheimer suggests that there are some things you can do in order to survive in a stampede such as the one at Astroworld. These include moving your feet into a boxer position for more stability, and, if possible, placing your arms in front to provide a buffer.

Another tip — don’t scream.

“Don’t use up your oxygen. Don’t yell and scream for help. Nobody can hear you,”Wertheimer,

New details about the eight people who died in the disaster are being revealed.

John Hilgert, aged 14 years, was the youngest victim. He was a high-flying baseball player in high school. 

Brianna Rodriguez (16 years old) was a high school junior who loved dance. Franco Patino was 21, an engineering student at University of Dayton. Jacob Jurinex (23), attended Southern Illinois University.

Axel Acosta was 21 years old when he attended his first music festival. Danish Baig, 27 years old, died trying to help a relative who was being crushed. Rudy Pena (23), was studying criminalology at a college near Laredo. Madison Dubiski, 23, was a former high school cheerleader.

Twenty-five patients were admitted.

Scott promises to issue refunds for all festival ticket holders. He also canceled an appearance scheduled for this weekend in Las Vegas. 

Kylie Jenner, Scott’s girlfriend who is pregnant with their second child, wrote on social media, “We weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing.”

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