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August 13, 2013

Changes continue 2 years after State Fair stage collapse

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tuesday marks two years since the Indiana State Fair's deadly stage rigging collapse, with surviving victims and the fair still dealing with the aftermath.

The 2011 collapse happened at the fairgrounds grandstand, which is no longer hosting large outdoor concerts. This year's fair doesn't include any big-name concerts. Those are expected to return next year as indoor events when a $53 million renovation of the fairgrounds coliseum is completed.

Fair spokesman Andy Klotz tells WISH-TV the lack of concerts doesn't have a big impact on attendance, but they do draw new people to the fairgrounds.

Laura Magdziarz of Morocco tells The Indianapolis Star her 5-year-old daughter still is scared at outdoor events after her arm was badly gashed in the state fair collapse.

 

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