December 1, 2021

Security Guard Hired at Astroworld Festival Quit within Hours on First Day, Cites ‘Unsafe Conditions’

As extra particulars come to gentle in regards to the lethal Astroworld pageant, one employees member is sharing his expertise with the unsafe work atmosphere that pressured him to give up on the day of the occasion.

Darius Williams was employed just a few days earlier than Astroworld occurred by Modern Providers Company, the occasion employees and safety firm contracted to offer staff for the pageant. He says that the job description was very obscure, and CSC didn’t provide new staff any particulars relating to their roles. Williams defined to TMZ that his job orientation and coaching occurred the night time earlier than the present, together with his degree II safety licensing examination, which was open e-book.

Upon arriving for his first day of labor at the pageant grounds at round 7:00 a.m. Friday morning, Williams seen that the occasion was “understaffed in every sense of the word.”

“There was probably one security guard for every 500 to 1,000 people,” he recounted, realizing that the workers weren’t geared up to deal with a big crowd speeding the gates.

Williams expressed his considerations about working with the entrance gate to his supervisor, who then tried to re-assign him to a special security-related place. Nevertheless, Williams didn’t really feel secure along with his new function and determined that it was finest if he left for good.

“I just decided it would be best to just leave and to just not work the festival altogether because I just had a feeling that I would be in unsafe conditions,” Williams stated.

This newest revelation comes as investigators piece collectively what led to the eight deaths that occurred when attendees started surging in the direction of the stage, crushing individuals and trampling others. Travis Scott, Reside Nation, and even Drake, who was a particular visitor, face mounting lawsuits from injured victims and the households of those that died.