Stage collapse season begins?
In most Canadian cities, home owners require permits to put up fences and some types of sun decks. For example, here in Ottawa, if I want to build a deck behind my house that is more than 24 inches high, I need a permit and the deck must be inspected at three different points during construction.
We subject homeowners to these stringent requirements, even though if their deck collapses few people are likely to be affected. Yet we apparently allow those hosting thousands at concerts to build unsafe structures.
Isn’t it about time we start taking this seriously?