Last Thursday, eight workers were injured when Madonna’s stage collapsed in Marseille. Five of the injuries were serious. Two more workers were killed while constructing the stage for an upcoming Madonna concert. The concert was scheduled for Sunday, but it was cancelled after the construction accident.
A French worker, 52-year-old Charles Criscenzo, was killed when the roof of the stage collapsed. A 23-year-old British worker, Charles Prow, died on Friday after sustaining injuries in the accident. Madonna visited the family of one of the workers who was killed and visited the other injured workers in the hospital.
Madonna also issued a statement saying, “My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news.”
The cause of the roof collapse is unknown, but authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the two deaths.
Madonna visits injured in stage collapse, CBSNews.ca, July 20, 2009
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