Judge orders Indiana to preserve fair stage

Source: Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune

An Indiana judge ordered the state on Tuesday to preserve the wreckage from a stage collapse at the State Fair that killed seven people, after an attorney for the estate of one victim said he didn’t think the state could be trusted.

Paul Mullin, an attorney representing the state and the State Fair Commission, said the order wasn’t needed because engineering firm Thornton-Tomasetti had already outlined how it was going to handle the investigation. He also argued that if the inquiry was halted for 10 days some evidence could be destroyed by the weather.

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