Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Killer Show - Not your normal night out.

Author and Lawyer John Barylic has summarized the events that led up-to and resulted in the 2003 fire that killed 100 people at The Station Nightclub in East Warwick, Rhode Island.  His book summarizes the mounds of documents researched on behalf of the families of those injured and killed that fateful night.

The story of the fire, its causes, and its legal and human-tragedy aftermath, is one of human lives put at risk by petty economic decisions – by a band, club owners, promoters, building inspectors and product manufacturers. Any one of those decisions could have potentially avoided the tragedy. Together, however, they formed a fatal critical mass.

Information about his book can be found at

The site include reviews of the book, photos from the event, and links to interviews.
Photo Credit:  Daniel Davidson (Copyright holder)
Other interesting links about this event:

NIST Disaster and Failure Studies:

NFPA Case Study: Nightclub Fires:

Fire Engineering Magazine:

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