Changes continue 2 years after Ind. stage collapse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Tuesday marks two years since the Indiana State Fair

2011 Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger)

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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