PROBE FINDS BLAME FOR INDIANA STATE FAIR DISASTER
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A government agency is not fining Sugarland for last summer's deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. But there's plenty of blame to go around. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a report yesterday that says state fair officials, the stagehands union and a company that built the roof and light rigs for the massive concert platform should all be held responsible. The stage collapse killed seven people and injured nearly 60 when a powerful wind gust knocked over the stage just before Sugarland was to perform. The agency said the band didn't employ the workers and wasn't responsible for building the stage. The agency released its report after a six-month probe and issued small fines against the fair, the staging company and the union. The findings also could fuel more lawsuits. Sugarland has been named in some other lawsuits over the accident. This is the first of three independent investigations into the Aug. 13 tragedy.