Congressional Committee to Investigate Astroworld Deaths | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack | #cybersecurity | #infosecurity | #hacker

The letter was signed by the Oversight and Reform Committee’s chairwoman, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, and its ranking member, Representative James Comer, Republican of Kentucky, and by three other members of the House of Representatives: Kevin Brady, Republican of Texas; Al Green, Democrat of Texas; and Bill Pascrell Jr., Democrat of New Jersey.

In a statement, Live Nation said it was “assisting local authorities in their investigation and will of course share information with the committee as well.”

“Safety is core to live events, and Live Nation engages in detailed security planning in coordination with local stakeholders including law enforcement, fire and EMT professionals,” the statement said. “We are heartbroken by the events at Astroworld, and our deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of the victims.”

The concert promoter is facing dozens of civil lawsuits, and the Houston Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the event, which appeared to be one of the deadliest crowd-control disasters at a concert in the United States in many years. The concert recalled a 1979 show by the Who before which thousands of people rushed the doors of Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, leaving 11 dead.

On Dec. 16, the medical examiner’s office in Harris County concluded that the 10 people killed at the Astroworld Festival died of compression asphyxia, meaning they were crushed to death.

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