Camera Crushes 3 At Nogizaka46 Concert

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A falling camera at a Nogizaka46 concert has crushed three concert-goers, with many leaping to condemn the event’s staff for negligence.

Japanese variety show “Sukkiri” recently reported on the incident, which occurred some time ago at the July 7th concert held at the Tokyo Dome in Suidobashi when a camera fell into the audience on the right side – photos and footage from the broadcast showed that the shock and impact of the 40kg camera (which was being suspended by merely 4 wires) bent the chairs beneath it.

A brief interview was also had with one of the people who were hit by the camera; his testimony:

“I suddenly heard a great sound from behind as a wire hit me in the shoulder, then I think I saw a camera behind me fall down. There was a noisy crowd around one person who had become caught and cramped in the vicinity of the camera. The camera was quite heavy and it was a situation where I had no idea what to do.”

Fans 10 meters away from the scene of the accident also said they heard a loud slamming noise but were clueless as to what had happened; it apparently took 5 minutes for staff to arrive onto the scene, where they dismantled the wires and took the camera away – those in the office claimed that they “did not hear” any announcement or warning of an accident.

The usual corporate response was dealt out to band-aid the situation via Nogizaka46’s official website:

“To those suffering from the accident, we deeply apologize from the bottom of our hearts. Also all those who continuously support Nogizaka46, we apologize deeply for causing you worry.”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 14/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wait... some 40 kg camera with the potential to kill someone fell on the audience and there is no lawsuit?

    I can think of some countries where that guy hit by the wire would appear the next day in a wheelchair claiming to not only be in indescribable pain but also suffering permanent psychological trauma, both of which require a few million dollars to heal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 14/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    perhaps the three victims had no relatives, or friends, or people who would admit to knowing them.

    Comment by Anonymous

    No one died, all 3 only received minor injuries because they were all standing up when the camera fell on the chair's. The most that happened was that they got scratches from the wires and pieces of the camera when it hit the chair's.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    03:19 13/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably the responsibility lies on the Tokyo Dome owner/maintenance staff, not on the concert staff if they just rent the place for the event. In any case I hope affected people can at least have an adequate compensation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 13/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pretty sure that Tokyo Dome Corporation only rents out the location. Any props, custom lights, cameras, etc. should be brought and setup by the staff of the performance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:32 13/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It'll of been done by an event setup company. The web of potential liabilities will be huge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 13/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Subcontractors. Subconbtractor everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:31 13/11/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Shouldn't big events have some kind of insurance bought, I imagine? Regardless of who's responsible for the camera physically, injured people ought to get their money through that insurance. The insurance company might want to seek out the guilty subcontractor/people, though, even if the infamous Japanese police yakuza won't bother to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 13/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    profit. profit. profit.

    when did they ever care for the dumb fans?!

    maximum returns maximum saving dont spend on health and safety.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Crushes". Man you writers love to make a big deal out of shit like this, I'm guessing the writer didn't understand that the 3 only received MINOR injuries. You know, if they were really "crushed" like it's been reported here, they'd be dead, considering the height of where the camera was + the weight of the camera + where it'd be falling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 13/11/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's good I was wondering what happened to them this says nothing at all about their fates. But it's good to hear that they are ok.

    Comment by Anonymous

    click bait, the art that every web admins will learn



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