Woman Sues Chicago Venue After Ceiling Collapse

The ceiling collapsed during a performance by the DJ Datsik

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014  |  Updated 10:29 PM CDT
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Ceiling Collapses on Concertgoers in Logan Square

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Ceiling Collapses on Concertgoers in Logan Square

Four people suffered minor injuries when a ceiling collapsed during a concert at the Concord Music Hall in Logan Square early Saturday morning. Regina Waldroup reports.
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A woman who was hurt when a ceiling collapsed at a Logan Square concert venue earlier this month has filed a lawsuit against the venue’s owners.

Tina Somic filed the premises liability suit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court over the Feb. 8 ceiling collapse at Concord Music Hall, 2047 N. Milwaukee Ave. The suit names Club 2047, LLC, and Concord Music Hall, LLC, as defendants.

The collapse happened about 1:25 a.m. on the third floor of the venue, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Fire Department said after the incident. One man was transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition while the other two people were taken to Presence Resurrection Medical Center in good condition, the spokeswoman added.

The ceiling collapsed during a performance by the DJ Datsik, concert attendees told reporters at the scene.

According to the suit, Somic suffered multiple head injuries, including a concussion, as a result of the collapse.

The suit claims the venue’s owners were negligent for failing to keep the ceiling in a structurally safe condition or warn concertgoers about the hazard it posed.

The suit also claims the venue negligently allowed performers to perform at dangerously high volumes, which increased the risk for a collapse.

The one-count suit is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, in addition to legal costs.

A statement posted after the collapse on Concord Music Hall’s website said it had “voluntarily decided to close the rest of the weekend to properly evaluate the situation.”

Representatives for Club 2047 and Concord Music Hall could not immediately be reached for comment on the suit Thursday night.

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