Great White Fire: Victims To Finally Get Compo
It appears that victims of the fire during a Great White show seven years ago will finally receive compensation.
A judge has now approved a plan which will ensure 300 victims and their families will get compensation from a $176 million settlement fund. But it could still be months before payment is actually sent out.
The fire happened at The Station club in Providence, Rhode Island on February 20, 2003. It started when the band’s tour manager, Daniel Biechele, lit a pyro; sparks from it ignited soundproofing foam, leading to 100 deaths, including the band’s guitarist Ty Longley.
According to a Rolling Stone report, among those who were ordered to contribute to the settlement fund include Great White, who gave $1 million, and CBS-affiliated television station WPRI, who agreed to a $30 million settlement after it was deemed that their cameras were blocking one of the club’s four exits.