Accident: Fire in RI Nightclub

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Name
Accident: Fire in RI Nightclub Gender: N/A
born on 20 February 2003 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Warwick RI, USA, 41n41, 71w22
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°06' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 28°42 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°31'



Biography

American tragedy; on February 20, 2003, the band Great White played at The Station, a well-known Warwick, RI nightclub. At about 11 PM, pyrotechnics used by the band ignited the backdrop and the nightclub was consumed in black smoke and flames. In the ensuing conflagration and panic, nearly 100 people died and several more were seriously injured. Following the fire, investigators learned that the nightclub, while it had passed the city's inspection, had several problems: no sprinklers, the foam insulation was highly flammable.

With so many victims and so many fingers pointing at so many deemed guilty (the band members, the nightclub owners, even the city inspectors), this case will go on for years. In the meantime, states are passing stricter laws in order to make public venues safer in the event of fire..

Relationships

  • compare to chart of Gahan, James IV (born 15 April 1981). Notes: victim of nightclub fire
  • compare to chart of Longley, Ty (born 4 September 1971)

Source Notes

Pat Taglilatelo quotes news sources

Categories

  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents

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