ABA Journal


International Law

Nightclub fire kills more than 230 people; 4 individuals held for questioning

Jan 28, 2013, 07:15 pm CST


I don't know what they have for civil law there, but there is so much bad judgment involved with this, I don't think these guys should be allowed to operate a chicken stand.

By B. McLeod on 2013 01 29, 1:14 pm CST

Many fires around the world over the decades have caused deaths in nightclubs due to pyrotechnics. Recent notable tragedies were the hundreds of deaths caused respectively in Perm, Russia in 2009; in Buenos Aires in 2004; and 100 deaths in our own Rhode Island in 2003.

This proves that neither the performers’ staffs nor the nightclubs’ staffs can be trusted to have the expertise to prevent these fires. Ergo, laws should be enacted preventing the use of pyrotechnics except on enormous, outdoor stages. Additionally laws should be put in place to require pyrotechnic licenses to be issued to both concert venue staffs and performers' staffs based upon training and inspections. Third, licenses should only be issued to enormous, indoor or outdoor professional concert venues where there is ample physical means of quick egress.

By CHRISTIE WAGNER on 2013 01 29, 5:53 pm CST

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