More than two months after the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair, wreckage of the stage will be removed from the fairgrounds. It will be moved to an off-site facility as the investigation into the collapse continues.
Thornton Tomasetti is the engineering firm examining the structural collapse of the stage. Thornton Tomasetti Vice President Scott Nacheman says nearly every part of the collapse site has been cataloged. Now his group is moving forward in the next phase of the investigation.
“Up until now, all the investigation has been done at arm’s-length, but we have not moved, lifted, turned over any of the structural components on site,” he says.
That process will begin Monday, with the goal of moving the structure to a warehouse beginning Wednesday. Results of the investigation are still about six to eight months away.
State Fair Commission chair Andre Lacy reported Thursday that the other investigation into the collapse, examining the preparedness and response to the emergency, is on track to end around the same time.