Indiana Collapse Prompts Fair Action

The Indiana State Fair stage collapse motivated an Indiana county to make a change to its fair concert seating.

Organizers of the Delaware County fair demolished and replaced a grandstand after an inspection, prompted by the deadly stage collapse, found safety concerns.

The 3,000-seat grandstand, built in 1948, was closed last year after inspectors found parts of the steel superstructure had rusted through and wood and asphalt bases had collapsed.

County officials approved in March a $500,000 project to replace the structure.

The fair, complete with two demolition derbies, a truck pull and a bull riding event, is scheduled July 9-21.