As the cause of death for the ten people killed in the Astroworld Festival disaster was announced on Thursday, festival organizer and star Travis Scott met with mayors throughout the country to discuss concert safety.
According to Billboard, the “Highest in the Room” rapper has spent the last three weeks working with the United States Conference of Mayors to create new festival safety standards. He also intends to enlist the help of representatives from the music industry, law enforcement, emergency response, event management, health care, and technology to develop uniform health and safety procedures for festivals across the country.
According to a source, Scott has reached out to representatives from Live Nation, AEG, Spotify, Apple, and other major music firms.
The plan will be termed “Festival Safety,” and it will be completed between January and June 2022. It will be mailed to 1,400 cities and made public on the website of the United States Conference of Mayors.
According to ABC Houston affiliate KTRK, the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office determined that all of the victims of the Astroworld tragedy on November 5 died of “compression asphyxia.” Only one of the ten victims, Danish Baig, 27, had a “contributory cause” due to the “combined toxic effects of cocaine, methamphetamine, and ethanol,” according to the report.
Rodolfo “Rudy” Pea, 23, Madison Dubiski, 23, Franco Patio, 21, Jacob Jurinek, 20, John Hilgert, 14, Axel Acosta, 21, Briana Rodriguez, 16, Bharti Shahani, 22, and Ezra Blount, nine, were the remaining casualties.
All of the deaths were judged to be unintentional.