In recent years, the occurrence of crowd surge injuries has become an increasingly prevalent issue, particularly at large-scale events such as music festivals, sporting events, and religious gatherings. Crowd surge injuries refer to the physical harm sustained by individuals when a large group of people suddenly moves in a single direction, often due to panic or an unexpected event. The importance of effective crowd management in preventing such injuries cannot be overstated, as the consequences can be severe and even fatal. With a notable increase in reported human stampedes over the past few decades, it is crucial to understand the various factors that contribute to these incidents and the legal implications surrounding liability in the case of music festival injuries.
This paper will explore the causes of crowd surge injuries, provide examples of such incidents, discuss the legal ramifications, and emphasize the importance of prevention strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of event attendees.