MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (CelebrityAccess) — Country artists Sugarland and Live Nation are among the list of defendents who have agreed to a $39 million to resolve legal claims in the wake of the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
The collapse occured just before Sugarland concert during August, 2011, when high winds sent stage rigging and lighting into the crowd, leaving 7 dead and more than 100 people injured. Subsequent investigation found that the staging was not up to industry standards and that officials at the fair did not have an adequate emergency plan in place. The collapse, one of several similar events that took place that year, led to new safety requirements for outdoor staging at public events.
According to The Associated Press, the announced settlement was in addition to a previous $11 million settlement with the state. They also reported that ESG Security was not included in the settlement deal, and that claims against EGS would be resolved in a separate trial.
A confidentiality clause prevented the disclosure of how much of the settlement went to the victims individually. – Staff Writers