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Old 08-16-2011, 02:52 AM
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This was the Indiana state fair stage collapse that killed 5 people, I had never seen this video. My heart and mind are with the families of those 5 killed that day





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Old 08-16-2011, 02:56 AM
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Damn, that is so sad.. Those poor people.
I send my best wishes to those families, and to anyone who was injured that day.
Plus I hope all the people who witnessed this tragedy recover.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:29 AM
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At least it was only five. It could have very well been way more. That was a big stage.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:41 AM
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It's shocking to think that something like that could come apart so easily..You'd think that they would have safety checks before each show.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:04 AM
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An awful, awful thing to have happen. I can't bring myself to watch the whole video.

I know some people, Indiana's governor included, think that this could not have been foreseen, though others disagree. From what I've gathered (and I immediately don't know the whole story) it seems like there was a gust of wind with greater speed than expected which came way too quickly.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:29 AM
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It's that gosh darn wind.
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They're designed to withstand high winds, someone probably didn't check it properly.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:41 AM
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I mean it looks like something out of a movie, its that shocking.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:53 AM
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Damn shame. *sigh* TBH I'm surprised they went on with the show. From the news I heard, they had prior warning of that storm (half an hour!), but they still chose to go on. Just goes to show how important it is to heed weather warnings. I hope whoever chose not to cancel the show is held accountable.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:10 AM
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Again, it's more likely it probably just wasn't assembled/checked properly.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:34 AM
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That's still no reason to go on with a show when a NOAA-warned severe thunderstorm was on the way. Even if it could survive wind, there are other threats: flash flooding, hail, lightning, etc. This was a bad decision on the part of the fair management. Period. And they should be held accountable for it.
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heard of this n just seein video for first time now. its sad, but surprised an official or constructor didnt think:

"you know what this structures pretty tall, its pretty windy out, its gonna storm pretty soon n lookin at those dark clouds raises a flag, i dont know about those canvas things at the top acting like a big sail"

wikkid fail. a fail that cost lives n injuries
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some legal action should be taken I agree
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