Indiana Stage Collapse
August 14, 2011 by USA Post
Indiana Stage Collapse, A new video posted on YouTube Sunday morning shows that buckling of the scaffolding stage in Indianapolis on Saturday night before Sugarland was able to begin his performance was almost instantaneously, leaving no chance for the fans and the team under the structure to avoid the impact.
As reported by the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis officials and the Indiana State Fair police had begun to consider evacuation plans in the minutes before the blasts before the storm that brought down the rigging on the basis of weather radar data show that the strength and path of the coming storm was cause for concern.
Instead, it was announced from the stage that the program would continue, but everyone must be prepared to move house due to the order of the impending storm. Part of the crowd took the advice and began making their way to a nearby field or grandstand. You can see the video starts with a number of people who quietly away from the scene.
But around the mark of 7 seconds, something – possibly the sound of metal breaking effort – asks the people closest to the stage to begin to run. At 9 seconds, the scaffolding wobbles forward deep into the people and the mark of 12 seconds, the entire structure has collapsed, the recording of the screams of horror from those close to the video camera in the stands.
According to local reports, emergency crews and fans began rescue work immediately, creating the triage area to treat the wounded. The storm came right as well, delivering torrential rains and wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour at the height of the rescue efforts.
Ultimately, four people died in the collapse, about 40 were admitted to local hospitals with a series of injuries and nearly 150 people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
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