Production Company, Others Fined For Deadly Stage Collapse

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 10:43 PM EST) -- Indiana's Department of Labor on Wednesday hit production company Mid-America Sound Corp., a theatrical union and the Indiana State Fair Commission with fines for their culpability in a stage collapse last August that killed seven people.

The stage, where country band Sugarland was about to perform, collapsed when a storm with winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour suddenly blew into the fairgrounds. The stage's rigging snapped and fell into the audience as fair officials were starting to evacuate thousands of concert attendees from the...
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