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Author Presentation: Killer Show by John Barylick
Monday, February 25, 2013
7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Ship Room (1st Floor)
On February 20, 2003, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of 462 unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty. That night, the fourth-deadliest club fire in U.S. history occurred at a roadhouse in West Warwick, Rhode Island, called “The Station.” The blaze was ignited when pyrotechnics set off by Great White, an 80’s heavy-metal band, lit flammable polyurethane “egg-crate” foam sound insulation on the club’s walls. In less than five minutes, 96 people were burned alive and 200 more were injured, many catastrophically. The final death toll topped out, three months later, at the eerily unlikely round number of 100.
John Barylick is an attorney who represented victims in numerous wrongful death and personal injury cases arising from the Station nightclub fire. His work was instrumental in amassing 176 million dollars in settlements from persons and corporations responsible for the fire.
Mr. Barylick is a frequent lecturer at medical and legal seminars and is the recipient of the 2006 Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association Award for Professionalism.
Book Sale and Signing to Follow
Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket to the library for validation.