Daniels: Changes Planned in Response to Stage Collapse

From the Associated Press Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is outlining a handful of changes the state is taking following last year’s deadly state fair stage collapse. Daniels says he has ordered the state Department of Homeland Security to begin reviewing temporary outdoor structures like the stage rigging that collapsed Aug. 13. He also said firings […]

Sugarland To Testify Next Week In Stage Collapse Suits

From the Associated Press Members of the country duo Sugarland will give video depositions from West Virginia next week in lawsuits over the Indiana State Fair stage collapse that killed seven people and injured dozens of others. Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will testify April 12 and 13 from Charleston, West Virginia. The […]

Hearing Set on Sugarland Deposition Request

A hearing is scheduled tomorrow in Indianapolis on a request that the country music duo Sugarland give depositions in lawsuits over last year’s deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush say they want to wait until May to testify because they’re preparing to tour. But attorneys for the company that built […]

Indiana General Assembly Winding Down

With information from the Associated Press Indiana lawmakers are working toward final agreement on several tax and spending issues in the last days of this year’s legislative session. House and Senate budget leaders have agreed on a plan to prohibit school districts from charging fees for full-day kindergarten in a bill directing millions of dollars […]

Sugarland Lawyers: Fans’ Inaction Led To State Fair Injuries

From the Associated Press: Attorneys for the country duo Sugarland say the injuries fans suffered in a deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair were “their own fault.” Sugarland’s attorneys say some or all of the injuries happened because fans failed to take steps to ensure their own safety before high winds toppled stage […]

OSHA Issues Citations, Fines For Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

From the Associated Press: The Indiana Labor Department says the company that built the stage ahead of last summer’s deadly state fair collapse showed “plain indifference” to safety standards. Commissioner Lori Torres said today that Mid-America Sound Corporation has been cited with three major safety violations in connection with the collapse of outdoor stage rigging […]

Stage Collapse Report To Be Released Wednesday

From the Associated Press: Indiana regulators will release a report Wednesday on their investigation into August’s deadly stage rigging collapse at the Indiana State Fair. The state Department of Labor said today that the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s findings will be released during a Wednesday morning briefing at the Statehouse. The briefing will […]

Nearly All Stage Collapse Claimants Accept Indiana Settlement Offers

The Indiana Attorney General’s office says all but two of the claimants from last summer’s state fair stage collapse will accept settlement offers from the state. Spokesman Bryan Corbin says 63 claimants have confirmed they’ll accept the offers, including the estates of seven people killed in the August 13 incident just prior to a Sugarland […]

Payment Offers Made To Indiana Stage Collapse Victims, Families

From the Associated Press Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is offering payments of $300,000 to the families of the seven people who died after a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, with more available for those who were hospitalized for days before their deaths. Zoeller says the rest of the money from the state’s […]

Certain Indiana State Fair Concerts Moving Indoors

In response to the August stage collapse that killed seven people, the Indiana State Fair Commission is moving outdoor concerts indoors for next year’s fair. Strong winds toppled rigging in an outdoor stage at this year’s fair in Indianapolis. In addition to the seven deaths, dozens of people were injured. Next year, big-name concerts will […]