State inspectors this week ordered a temporary stage to be replaced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — but the enforcement had nothing to do with any new rules or requirements developed after last year’s fatal stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
Operators could not provide documentation to verify the stage in question met weight- and wind-bearing standards, so it was replaced, said Emily Norcross, public information officer for the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office.
The office routinely inspects temporary stages and also has inspected three other stages erected for this year’s Indianapolis 500 race, she said.
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Originally posted 2012-05-26 21:30:58.