Scaffolding that collapsed during a storm and killed seven people during the Indiana State Fair last year was not up to standard, and the fair's commission did not have adequate emergency planning in place, according to two investigative reports presented Thursday.
Attorneys for country duo Sugarland say some concertgoers' injuries from a deadly stage collapse last year at an Indiana State Fair were "their own fault" and they "failed to exercise due care for their own safety," according to court documents.
Indiana workplace safety regulators will meet with representatives of the Indiana State Fair sometime in the next two weeks to discuss safety improvements in the wake of last August's fatal stage collapse just before a Sugarland concert, a Department of Labor spokesman said Friday.
The Indiana Department of Labor on Wednesday announced penalties totaling $80,800 following a worker-safety investigation into a stage collapse last summer that fatally injured seven people and injured dozens of others before a scheduled concert at the Indiana State Fair.
Ten cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed and another 16 cases are under investigation in what may be a growing disease outbreak that appears to be linked to the North Carolina State Fair, state public health officials said Friday.
Public health officials in North Carolina said Thursday eight cases of E. coli have been confirmed in the state, and 13 possible cases are being investigated in what they believe might be a growing outbreak.
A woman whose same-sex partner was killed in last month's stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair joined a personal injury attorney in pushing a federal lawsuit against the state of Indiana on behalf of those injured and the families of those killed.
Concertgoers at the Indiana State Fair panicked and fled in the immediate aftermath of the concert stage collapse. But just as quickly, they returned, offering what they could during the moments that mattered.
Crews on Sunday sifted through debris of a concert stage that collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, trying to determine what caused the accident that killed five people and injured 40, authorities said.
When Thomas Heatherwick competed to design the UK pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo, he was sure about one thing: His team wasn't going to showcase "the same cheesy adverts for Britain and promote some silly stereotypes of Britain as fog and rain and Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter and Beefeaters and phone boxes."
Blaming the state's uncertain financial outlook, the California State University's board of trustees approved Wednesday a mid-year tuition increase of 5 percent for this academic year and a 10 percent increase for the 2011-2012 academic year.
If you visited the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai you'll know that the whole experience was one of those "only in China" gobsmacking superlatives. More than 60 million -- 60 million -- people visited the largest Expo site ever, with a one-day record on Sept. 23 of more than 631,000.
The wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. faces a court date next week on a drunk driving charge, the latest in a string of events that began when Kennedy filed for divorce, according to records from Westchester County.
The H1N1 virus has been confirmed in a sample taken from a pig that was displayed at the Minnesota State Fair, the first time the virus has been found in a U.S. pig, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
Prosecutors charged a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, man with attacking the city's mayor in an incident that landed the mayor in the hospital with wounds to his head and face, according to a criminal complaint filed by the district attorney Thursday.