The Astroworld security guard, Joshua Bush, who was hired to work at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, said he was hired for the job without having prior experience as a security guard or attending a concert in his life.
Eight people lost their lives, and many were injured during the crowd surge to the front of the stage.
According to HotNewHipHop, Bush said he was told he would be paid $17 per hour and compensated for his work via cash app at the event. The security guard said he had yet to receive payment. He claims he did not have to provide an I.D. nor go through a background check. The man was assigned to work the event with his uncle, who claims he suffered a broken hand during the massive crowd surge. While having zero experience at this level, Bush said he was traumatized by the experience.
“I don’t believe I was prepared,” Bush said. “I believe if we were all prepared the right way, that stuff would not have happened the way it did. Honestly, even with the amount of people that passed and went unconscious … the amount of injuries could have been avoided.”
Since the Astroworld incident occurred, several lawsuits have been filed against Travis and the organizers who helped put the event together. There have been countless lawyers who have taken on lawsuits by victims who suffered injuries during the festival or the families of those who died.
San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry, retained by those affected in the Astroworld Festival tragedy, said he expects his clients to receive billions of dollars in damages.
According to CNN, the death toll in the Astroworld tragedy reached a total of nine when Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old student at Texas A&M University, died Wednesday night, said, attorney James Lassiter.