IOSHA Settles On Fines for Stage Collapse
March 31 2014 – The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) announced Monday that a settlement has been reached with Mid America Sound Corporation following the stage collapse at the 2011 Indiana State Fair which killed seven people. Mid America Sound Corporation assembled the temporary stage, which was brought down by strong winds just before a concert was scheduled to begin August 13, 2011.
The Indiana Department of Labor says Mid America Sound Corporation conducted a comprehensive temporary roof structures training course and a five day safety training course as part of the settlement, and agreed to provide similar training to all future employees. The settlement also requires the company to pay a fine of $50,000.
“This agreement is a resolution requiring both extensive safety improvements for the construction or erection of temporary roof structures and specifically related employee safety training that will create a safer workplace for Indiana event production workers,” said Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble. “The agreement produces a positive outcome for everyone involved.”
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