Illinois University Auditorium Makes Safety Corrections

Nov 2, 2017

A report says safety corrections have been made at a University of Illinois Springfield auditorium after one concert patron was hurt and another died from a fall earlier this year.

The safety report commissioned by the university says unspecified steps have been taken at Sangamon Auditorium to prevent a recurrence of the accident. It also says that the 2,000-seat performance venue needs to improve both its hazard-reporting process and training of employees on safety policies for the protection of workers and the public.

Grey and Associates of Champaign conducted the study for $5,000.

University spokesman Derek Schnapp says damage settlements have also been finalized with the family of the man who died, 51-year-old John Kremitzki, and the patron that was injured, 57-year-old Gregory Hoffman.