Stagehands Union Challenges Report

A stagehands union is challenging a workplace safety report citing it for four violations in the collapse of an Indiana State Fair stage and rigging that left seven people dead.

Attorney William Groth of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 30 told The Indianapolis Star for a story Wednesday that it had filed an appeal with the Indiana Board of Safety Review.

The union was fined $11,500 by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Feb. 8 for three serious and one non-serious violation in connection with the Aug. 23 collapse before a concert by the country duo Sugarland. One of the seven who died was a stagehand.

Groth says the union simply provided workers to the Indiana State Fair Commission and Mid-America Sound Corp.