As previously reported on the blog, a 58-year-old man was injured when the heavy wind pushed the tent from the bar at speeds of 50 mph. The Waterloo man suffered head and neck injuries as a result and was transported to University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Another 16 patrons were transported to the hospital in order to be treated for injuries and over 80 others were treated at the scene for multiple different injuries.
The man’s wife filed the lawsuit against the bar claiming that they failed to inspect the tent before they let people underneath. The company that installed the tent is also listed in the suit. City rules state that tents that cover 100 square feet must be able to withstand 100 mph winds.