The Latest: Concert venue operator won't comment on lawsuit

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Posted: Aug 24, 2016 3:27 PM
The Latest: Concert venue operator won't comment on lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Snoop Dogg concert railing collapse lawsuit (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

The operator of a New Jersey concert venue where a railing collapsed during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert has declined to comment on a lawsuit that says it failed to keep concertgoers safe.

Lawyers representing 17 people injured when the railing collapsed at the Aug. 5 concert say BB&T Pavilion operator Live Nation didn't take the proper precautions to prevent a partition separating a lawn from a secondary stage from collapsing shortly after the show began. People fell roughly 10 feet onto the concrete below at the Camden venue.

The collapse occurred as the rappers were gesturing to fans to move toward the small stage.

The rappers also have been named in the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in Philadelphia and seeks monetary damages. Their representatives haven't returned messages seeking comment.

Live Nation says it doesn't comment on pending litigation.

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11 a.m.

A lawyer representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey earlier this month is suing the performers and the venue's owner.

The suit filed Wednesday in Philadelphia doesn't specify damages sought. The plaintiffs include 14 concertgoers and three workers, including one the lawyer says suffered a fractured spine.

Authorities have said 42 people were hurt in the Aug. 5 collapse at Camden's BB&T Pavilion.

A partition separating the lawn from a secondary stage collapsed shortly after the show began, causing people to fall roughly 10 feet onto the concrete below.

The collapse occurred as the rappers were gesturing to fans to come toward the small stage.

An email seeking comment from BB&T operator Live Nation was not immediately returned.

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This story has been corrected to show that Live Nation is the BB&T Pavilion operator, not owner.