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State Fair Stage Move Begins Today

Workers begin hauling away the wreckage of the state fair’s grandstand stage today, two months after a collapse that killed seven people.

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Photo: Rich Evers (Flickr)

A stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair Saturday prior to a performance by the country music duo Sugarland.

The debris of the collapsed roof has remained undisturbed for weeks while consultants investigating the disaster mapped the exact position of each piece. It’s expected to take two days to haul the pieces to a westside Indianapolis warehouse, where engineers will reassemble them and try to figure out what went wrong. Once pieces of the roof are out of the way, crews will begin a similar process with the production equipment that was hung from the roof. They‘ll also gather up personal effects that have been buried under the debris, and turn them over to Indiana State Police for return to their owners.

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