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Coachella Worker Dies After Fall At Festival Site

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Coachella Worker Dies After Fall At Festival Site

Coachella Worker Dies After Fall At Festival Site

Unfortunately there has already been a death on Coachella’s doorstep, just one week before the big festival officially kicks off.

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According to reports, a worker fell 60 feet to his death while setting up a stage in preparation for the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The incident reportedly happened at 9:26 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said.

Goldenvoice, a company which puts on Coachella each year issued a statement regarding the tragedy.

“Today, Goldenvoice lost a colleague, a friend, a family member. Our friend fell while working on a festival stage. It is with heavy hearts and tremendous difficulty that we confirm his passing. He has been with our team for 20 years in the desert and was doing what he loved. He was a hard-working and loving person that cared deeply about his team. As our lead rigger, he was responsible for the countless incredible shows that have been put on at the festival. We will miss him dearly.”

The IPD rep says the exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death is under investigation. 

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