[Epoch Times, August 2, 2022](The Epoch Times reporter Tong Yijia reported) The Hong Kong men’s group “MIRROR” had a serious accident during their concert on July 28. Backing dancer Li Qiyan (A Mo) was hit by a 600kg In critical condition after the big screen hit.Nowadays, it is rumored that many concert organizers have encountered insurance companies that do not accept insurance business. Among them, the concert that will sing on August 13Xie AnqiandFang HaominThe performance was thus hindered.
On the evening of July 28, at the concert in the Red Pavilion, a giant screen weighing 600 kilograms broke a wire rope, hitting two “MIRROR” dancers. Among them, 27-year-old Li Qiyan was seriously injured, with severe head and neck injuries, cerebral hemorrhage and a burst fracture of the fourth cervical vertebra, and quadriplegia due to damage to the spinal cord. Despite having undergone two major surgeries, the situation has not improved much and may face permanent paralysis from the neck down.
A few days ago, the director of the Hong Kong Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Yang Runxiong, expressed the hope that the upcoming concerts will be mainly static performances to reduce risks. However, some people in the industry criticized that the accident at the “MIRROR” performance had nothing to do with dancing.
A staff member who has been coordinating behind the scenes for many years admitted that the vertical hanging of the large screen is not a complicated project, but it must be inspected by engineers beforehand and tested by structural engineers to confirm that there is no problem before it can be used. He also said that this method has been used to build the stage for more than 10 years, and there has never been a problem. This time the wire rope broke and caused a serious accident, which made him feel “very rare” and could not rule out human negligence.
After the tragedy of the “MIRROR” concert, the outside world was not only concerned about the attribution of responsibility, but also the insurance compensation for the injured.
A few days ago, the production problems of various concerts in Hong Kong have caused a headache for the organizers, and there are even reports that the organizers have been refused insurance by the insurance company.Xie AnqiandFang Haomin‘s concert, because the original production company of the concert was accused of being the company involved in the MIRROR concert, and the insurance company refused to cover it due to “sensitive moments”.
On the other hand, the organizer must purchase “Public Liability Insurance” before holding any concert, which stipulates that the renter must, in the joint name of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, purchase from an approved insurance company at his own expense the insurance applicable to any accident. Insurance to cover the legal liability of the hirer in the event of death, injury, loss or damage during the use of the stadium.
After hearing about the tragedy of the “MIRROR” concert, Xie Anqi and Fang Haowen posted black pictures and messages on their social networking sites: “Pray together for the injured and gather together.”
On July 30th, Fang Haomin uploaded a photo of Anqi Xie and Anqi Xie going to the radio station to promote the concert in black and white, revealing that the organizer will focus on a simple stage, in order to meet the relevant requirements, and hope that the concert of the two will be held as scheduled. .
Responsible editor: Ye Ziwei