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Christopher Griffin Killed While Setting Up Stage for Coachella


Goldenvoice Employee Falls 60 feet in Fatal Indio Accident

Indio, CA (April 6, 2019) – A festival worker was killed when he fell while setting up a stage for Coachella in Indio. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of April 6 at Monroe Street and Avenue 50.

Christopher Griffin, 49, from San Diego, was setting up a stage for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club. He was climbing the scaffolding to install rigging equipment when he fell 60 feet. He fell from the roof and landed near the intersection. He died at the accident scene. He was not wearing a safety harness.

Griffin had worked with the festival company, Goldenvoice, for 20 years. He was a lead rigger for the company. The cause of the man’s death is under investigation by the Indio Police Department.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Christopher Griffin.

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