Payouts Near for Victims, Relatives in 2003 Nightclub Fire

Six years after 100 people died in a fire caused by pyrotechnics during a concert by the band Great White at The Station, a West Warwick, R.I., nightclub, a court settlement of $176 million is about to be distributed to more than 300 people. Gov. Donald Carcieri wants to pay $10 million, which Rhode Island offered to the victims, from federal stimulus money before July 1, The Providence Journal reported yesterday. About 200 people were injured during the fire.

The fire occurred Feb. 20, 2003. The Associated Press and Rhode Island media reported U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Martin approved the payment plan last Friday and has set a status conference on the case for today.

The plan was created by Francis McGovern, a Duke University law professor hired for that purpose by the victims' lawyers.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark CP

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue