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State Fair Stage Collapse Report To Be Released

Posted On February 08, 2012
Sugarland

The stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds the

day after the August 13 collapse.

file photo

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The first official report about what happened at the Indiana State Fair to cause stage rigging to fall, killing some concert goers, will be released Wednesday.

 

The Indiana Department of Labor will announce the results of the probe by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration at the Statehouse.

 

The Indiana State Fair Commission and Indiana State Police are also conducting their own investigations. In addition, two out-of-state companies hired by the state are reviewing the collapse and the state’s emergency response to the disaster.

 

Seven people were killed and dozens more were hurt in the August 13 tragedy as fans awaited a performance by country music duo Sugarland.

 

In December, the State of Indiana paid out the maximum $5 million in tort claim funds to victims and the estates of those that died in the collapse. Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the state to pay the victims another $5 million.

 

LINKS:

 

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