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House Approves Regulating Stage Equipment

Posted On February 28, 2012
Sugarland

The stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds the day after the August 13 collapse. file photo

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Hoping to prevent a repeat of the Indiana State Fair stage tragedy from last summer, the Indiana House has passed a bill to regulate outdoor stage equipment. 

 

The measure passed 92-5 and goes back to the Senate for concurrence to a few changes. 

 

If signed by Governor Daniels, the legislation would require outdoor structures be inspected by an engineer or an architect and be approved by the state fire marshal. 

 

Seven people died when the wind blew over the stage rigging in August before the Sugarland concert. 

 

LINKS:

 

Sugarland Points Finger In Stage Collapse Suit

 

Fines Doled Out For Safety Violations At State Fair

 

State Fair Stage Collapse Report To Be Released

 

64 Claimants Accept State’s Stage Collapse Offer

 

Sugarland Named In New Stage Collapse Lawsuit

 

90 Tort Claims Filed From Stage Collapse

 

Sugarland’s State Fair Benefit Concert Fri.

 

Sugarland To Play Memorial Concert In Indy

 

Documents: Fair Had Vague Evacuation Plan

 

Sugarland Named In Four Lawsuits

 

“Tough Decision” To Make In Stage Compensation

 

State Wants Stage Collapse Lawsuit Dismissed

 

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Stage Disaster

 

Another Lawsuit Possible In Stage Collapse

 

9 Days Later, Seventh Stage Victim Dies

 

Injuries Claim Life of Sixth Stage Collapse Victim