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As Deadline Passes, 90 Claims In Stage Collapse

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

The nine new claims received Tuesday — the final day to file — bring the total number of tort notices connected to the deadly collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair to 90.

The estate of stagehand Nathan Byrd, who was killed in the collapse, was filed on Tuesday. Six people also resubmitted claims after a new tort claim form was established by compensation expert Ken Feinberg. The total number of claimants who re-filed is 48.

The Attorney General’s claim management staff will soon review the claims and follow up with claimants as part of the review process. The state plans to soon begin processing payments from the $5 million tort fund. Individual victims can receive a maximum of $700,000.

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