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Agreement Reached In State Fair Stage Collapse


There's no blame, but changes in safety in the theater and stage business will be coming under a deal between a union and the state over the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

Under the deal with the Indiana Department of Labor- the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local 30- will not accept any responsibility for the stage rigging collapse in August 2011.

Indiana Safety and Health Administration levied a fine against the union following an investigation by IOSHA. As part of the agreement reached Tuesday, the union will provide fall protection and hazard identification training for all members by March 2014, and it will include the training in its apprenticeship program starting in January 2014.

The union will not have to pay the fine.

“This agreement creates a safer and more protected workplace for Indiana workers in the theater and stage business,” noted Labor Commissioner Sean Keefer. “This agreement creates a positive outcome for everyone involved.”


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