State Fair Stage Collapse Report To Be Released
The stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds the
day after the August 13 collapse.
(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.