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 in high winds that killed seven people Aug. 13. A crowd had gathered at the stage to see the country duo Sugarland perform. The department issued a $63,000 fine against the company. It is also citing the Indiana State Fair Commission and a stagehands union for safety regulation violations. Officials say the commission failed to conduct proper safety evaluations of its concert venues. Smaller fines were issued against the fair and the union.