A recent stage collapse at a high school in Indiana brings to light the potential injuries that can occur at public events and concerts. As described in this NBC5 Chicago news story, more than a dozen students were hurt, two of them critically, after a portion of the stage collapsed into an auditorium during a rock concert at a suburban Indianapolis high school. Reportedly, the section that collapsed was new but it was unclear if it had ever been inspected.
In a separate incident, seven people were killed and nearly 100 were injured in a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in August 2011, as fans were waiting for a concert to begin. High winds toppled rigging and sent the stage roof onto fans in the crowd. Investigative reports found the stage rigging did not meet industry safety standards and that fair officials lacked a fully developed emergency plan. The incident led to new regulations on the erection of rigging for outdoor events.
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