HEALTH & SAFETY
Live Events Industry

The State Of Indiana has now reached settlements with 63 of the 65 claimants after the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in August when 7 people died and over 40 more were injured when one of the stages at the State Fair collapsed when hit by freak winds just before a concert featuring country duo Sugarland was about to begin.  State Law limited that liability to a total of $5 million. Officials have also distributed almost $800,000 donated by the public after the incident. 48 affected parties have also begun legal proceedings against Sugarland and their business associates, on the basis the band had a contractual right to cancel the show over weather concerns, and were therefore negligent not to exercise that right.

http://www.mxdwn.com/2011/12/25/news/state-of-indiana-settles-with-victims-of-sugarland-stage-collapse/