Thursday, August 18, 2011

Updates on Indiana State Fair

Here are some more postings by fellow bloggers to read-up on this tragic event:
Meteorological Musings by Mike Smith:
http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/2011/08/fundamental-problem-at-indiana-state.html
http://meteorologicalmusings.blogspot.com/2011/08/horror-in-indianapolis.html
Severe Weather Blog by Jon Davies:
http://davieswx.blogspot.com/2011/08/81311-indiana-stage-collapse-example-of.html
Control Geek Blog by John Huntington:
www.ControlGeek.net
TheatreFace Blog by Erich Friend (me):
www.theatreface.com/profiles/blogs/indiana-state-fair-incident-overview-not-your-average-greek
Jim On Light Blog by Jim Hutchison:
www.jimonlight.com/2011/08/17/help-a-killed-and-an-injured-brother-in-the-indiana-state-fair-stage-collapse-hoosierstatecollapse-please-rt/
National Public Radio (NPR) by Joel Rose:
www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/08/17/139721112/who-is-inspecting-outdoor-stages
www.npr.org/2011/08/17/139725599/safety-in-question-with-growing-outdoor-concerts?ps=r
Crowd Management Strategies web site by Paul Werthheimer:
Time To Rethink "Rain Or Shine" Mentality? - www.crowdsafe.com/new.asp?ID=2075
What If The Indiana Governor Is Correct? - www.crowdsafe.com/new.asp?ID=2077
Indiana State Fair Official: "He" Did It. - www.crowdsafe.com/new.asp?ID=2078
More news about the Indiana State Fair:
Gov. Daniels hires outside firm to review fair procedures: www.wthr.com/story/15293118/gov-daniels-hires-outside-firm-to-review-fair-procedures and; www.indystar.com/article/20110819/NEWS15/108190339

Engineers question cross bracing on State Fair stage: www.wthr.com/story/15286083/engineers-question-cross-bracing-on-state-fair-stage (a really good comparison of this year's stage to a prior year's stage)
Weather Assessment by MSNBC:   www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44166368/ns/weather/#.TkteS2FICcE
6th and 7th victims die in weeks following the incident:
www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/20/us-indiana-fair-toll-idUSTRE77J02B20110820
www.wthr.com/story/15307336/seventh-person-dies-from-fair-collapse

Survivor Update:
September 21, 2011 - State Fair incident victim awakens from coma.  News story at:
http://heraldbulletin.com/local/x94880346/Pendleton-woman-injured-in-state-fair-stage-collapse-wakes-from-coma-writes-messages-to-loved-ones
October 27, 2011 - Stagehand recounts the event.  News story at:
www.wthr.com/story/15893812/stagehand-recounts-sugarland-stage-collapse

Legal Proceedings Update:
September 2012, PLSN Magazine, Memorial erected at incident site, No settlement agreed upon, Another incident occurs on fairgrounds one day before anniversary.
http://digitaleditiononline.com/display_article.php?id=1172084

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