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New controversy in state fair collapse

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There's a new controversy in the investigation into the deadly State Fair stage collapse.

Sugarland was not mentioned in a report just released by IOSHA.

But in sworn testimony released by Mid-America Sound, the company in charge of the roof and stage rigging, the executive director of the Indiana State Fair Commission claims the band was asked twice to delay the show and the decision to not clear the area near the stage was decided by Sugarland.

According to the contract between the band and the State Fair Commission, Sugarland was supposed to play a 90 minute concert ending around 10 p.m.

A weather advisor for the State Fair told fair officials the storm that eventually took down the stage would be clear of the area by ten, but the band was scheduled to play at the Iowa State Fair the following day and was concerned about delays.

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