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Officials Form Task Force to Examine Safety at Raves

Inside the Coliseum during this year's Electric Daisy Carnival (Nadia Kovacs/LAist; see more photos here)
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In the wake of the recent Electric Daisy Carnival, a rave-like music festival held at the Coliseum, the "Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to form a task force to examine safety hazards at rave parties," according to the Daily News.

Of the over 100 medical cases that required hospital visits originating from the two-day-long event, one was that of 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez, who died following allegedly taking Ecstasy at the event and collapsing on the ground amid the massive crowd. Medical professionals spoke out against holding events like this at the Coliseum, and a temporary ban on such events at the venue was put in place last week.

The task force, approved yesterday, "instructs the county health department to convene a team of city officials, police representatives, hospital staff and others to develop recommendations for making raves safer."