Indiana State Fair stage collapse: Was it preventable?

Aug 15, 2011 Full story: latimesblogs.latimes.com 10

As authorities investigate whether the deadly collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair this past weekend was preventable, an official timeline brings the question into sharper focus.

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WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#1 Aug 15, 2011
it seems rock concerts are a dangerous place to be..what with a history of Fire,violence,drugs,Weather... .yet with all the loony regulation,,non do I hear about these uncontrolled mass gatherings...like the NUMBNUTS at Soccer games,it often the attendees who cause these tradgeys ,of loss of life!!...

BAN THE CRAZY POT HEADS ROCK MASS MOBS!!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#2 Aug 15, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
it seems rock concerts are a dangerous place to be..what with a history of Fire,violence,drugs,Weather... .yet with all the loony regulation,,non do I hear about these uncontrolled mass gatherings...like the NUMBNUTS at Soccer games,it often the attendees who cause these tradgeys ,of loss of life!!...
BAN THE CRAZY POT HEADS ROCK MASS MOBS!!
It seems you have a knack of always being wrong.

Yhis wasn't a "rock concert" it was a State Fair, and the performers were "country" not rock.

The Rock & Roll concert I went to so many years ago in your backyard was safer than any other assemblage of people.

You are far better off condemning G W Bush country coke-heads, rather than Rock & Roll 'potheads.'
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#3 Aug 15, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems you have a knack of always being wrong.
Yhis wasn't a "rock concert" it was a State Fair, and the performers were "country" not rock.
The Rock & Roll concert I went to so many years ago in your backyard was safer than any other assemblage of people.
You are far better off condemning G W Bush country coke-heads, rather than Rock & Roll 'potheads.'
are you sure??? the scheduld performers were on the tube...Lucky they were not Prerforming,and praising the crowded who came to see them.....Check yer facts bill,..I know I know yer POT doz that,or its past yer beddy time!

At least four people died when a stage collapsed during a storm at the Indiana State Fair, where country act Sugarland was set to perform.

Some 40 people were injured in the Saturday night incident at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Strong winds caused the stage rigging for the outdoor concert to collapse, trapping and injuring concert-goers.

No one was performing at the time, witnesses said. The opening act had finished, and the crowd was waiting for Sugarland to take the stage.

Indiana State Police spokesman David Bursten told The Associated Press that a "strong gust of wind upset the rigging above the stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and caused a collapse of the structure over the stage."
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#4 Aug 15, 2011
Not to belabor this bill yes it was Country,yer correct,..but whats the differance??? its all Noise!.LOL!...1969,Bethel NY...Come on bill Safe????.what with all the critical DODs??..but granted,the kids were peaceful....sad, never again to happen!!42 years go!...man yer getting old!!,and memories tend to only zero in on the pleasentries of life of yesteryear.....and thats the way it should be!!...BUT NOT ON TOPIX!!!
Lance Winslow

Aptos, CA

#5 Aug 15, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
Not to belabor this bill yes it was Country,yer correct,..but whats the differance??? its all Noise!.LOL!...1969,Bethel NY...Come on bill Safe????.what with all the critical DODs??..but granted,the kids were peaceful....sad, never again to happen!!42 years go!...man yer getting old!!,and memories tend to only zero in on the pleasentries of life of yesteryear.....and thats the way it should be!!...BUT NOT ON TOPIX!!!
All noise? Not music...rather, your posts.
Whether or not the stage collapse was preventable is a subject of opinion and speculation until the investigation identifies the cause. A gust of wind should not have toppled the stage.

Since: May 10

Branson, MO

#6 Aug 16, 2011
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>All noise? Not music...rather, your posts.
Whether or not the stage collapse was preventable is a subject of opinion and speculation until the investigation identifies the cause. A gust of wind should not have toppled the stage.
Then you have never been in a micro burst have you ? If 70 mile per hour winds can turn over train cars and big rigs why should a stage be different the fact is there was so much area that the wind was pushing against that the force was able to topple it ! Please try using your head for something other then a hat rack ! This only makes about 4 or 5 in the last year or so that have came down to high winds remember the Cowboys training camp last year !
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#7 Aug 16, 2011
waterdogg wrote:
<quoted text>Then you have never been in a micro burst have you ? If 70 mile per hour winds can turn over train cars and big rigs why should a stage be different the fact is there was so much area that the wind was pushing against that the force was able to topple it ! Please try using your head for something other then a hat rack ! This only makes about 4 or 5 in the last year or so that have came down to high winds remember the Cowboys training camp last year !
Yer correct of course...Micro bursts over the years has KILLED people....Landing a plane ,on final,and suddenly ..yer whole day is spoiled by these phenomenons...its now SOP,that airports have Wind shear and Micro burst detectors....as far as LANCE??? he should use it when that boil on his shoulder comes to a head...YES LANCE IT!..LOL!!

Since: May 10

Branson, MO

#8 Aug 16, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
Yer correct of course...Micro bursts over the years has KILLED people....Landing a plane ,on final,and suddenly ..yer whole day is spoiled by these phenomenons...its now SOP,that airports have Wind shear and Micro burst detectors....as far as LANCE??? he should use it when that boil on his shoulder comes to a head...YES LANCE IT!..LOL!!
Just does my heart good when you can point out what is just common since but how so many can't grasp the notion that it is what it is !
mr bohner

Pittsfield, MA

#9 Aug 16, 2011
it was preventable.
there were no 45 degree braceing in the structure.
CT Dem

United States

#10 Aug 16, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
It seems you have a knack of always being wrong.
Yhis wasn't a "rock concert" it was a State Fair, and the performers were "country" not rock.
The Rock & Roll concert I went to so many years ago in your backyard was safer than any other assemblage of people.
You are far better off condemning G W Bush country coke-heads, rather than Rock & Roll 'potheads.'
....mr bill = ignorant hater dikkhedd...

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