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Disasters at clubs repeat tragic history By Big Wolf Over the decades from the Cocoanut Grove to the Beverly Hills Supper Club to The Station the formula for a nightclub disaster is always the same too many people too few exits and too little time to escape The two calamities last week that killed 118 people in clubs in Chicago and West Warwick RI were the latest in a series of tragedies over a period of 60 years each of which led to reforms that have made such disasters less likely Nevertheless not impossible Not if the improved safety rules are not enforced or observed Not if those who inspect operate and patronize nightclubs act like characters in a Twilight Zone episode doomed to endlessly learn a painful lesson forget it and learn it again This could happen anywhere in the United States says Paul Wertheimer a crowd safety consultant based in Chicago The problem is lax enforcement of existing safety laws and a recklessness of the industry The Chicago nightclub where 21 people died early Monday after the use of pepper spray to break up a fight touched off a stampede was open despite a court order The Rhode Island fire which killed 97 late Thursday was ignited by the illegal use of fireworks during a rock show The club had passed a safety inspection six weeks ago The fire in Rhode Island was the nation is deadliest in a quarter-century and the worst in the history of rock n roll It surpassed a 1999 stampede at a concert in Minsk Belarus that killed 53 people At the two clubs last week -- The Station in West Warwick and E2 on Chicagos Near South Side -- there was no emergency evacuation plan no emergency planning no way to manage the crowd says Wertheimer the safety consultant Both clubs were overcrowded The Station was believed to have about 40 patrons above its legal
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