• Citations issued in State Fair stage collapse

    February 08, 2012 No comments

    The Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration cited three organizations in its investigation of workplace violations in the stage rigging collapse at the Indiana State Fair that killed seven people and injured 58 more.

    The Indiana State Fair Commission failed to conduct a proper life safety check, IOSHA said, and was issued a $6,300 fine.

    IOSHA said the commission received “inadequate” weather information and didn’t have the right plan to evacuate the premises.

    The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 30 was cited for four violations, three serious and one not deemed serious, totaling $11,500.

    Mid-America Sound Corp. was cited for three “knowing” violations, totaling $63,000.

    Indiana hired two out-of-state companies to review the collapse and the state’s emergency response to the disaster. International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti is conducting an investigation of the rigging collapse, and national emergency planning advisers Witt Associates are reviewing the state’s emergency plans and its response to the collapse.

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