Stage Collapses At State Fair, Five Dead, 45 Injured

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  1. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    Link:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nat...-dead-identified-singer-expresses-horror.html
     
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    Yes, heard about this tragedy this morning.

    Same thing happened in Ottawa, just a scant month ago.

    Unusual wind sheer was blamed, but obviously more anchor lines to ground supports are needed for these tall structures. They provide quite a 'sail area' when the wind comes up. The PSI on a tall structure must be significant.
     
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    Condolences to all my brothers and sisters from IATSE#30 for their loss:( A very sad day indeed:(
     
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    I was in the shadow of that stage just a couple of days before and had several friends who where there. Still kind of shocking. My prayers go out to all involved.

    EJ
     
  6. RayStar macrumors member

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    The video of the falling stage is extremely scary. I hope those hospitalized reach a full recovery.
     
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    Video is brutal. Poor people look like scurrying bugs when that winds comes up.
     
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    YouTube: video :eek: :(

    I still don't get how to embed these clips... :eek:
     
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    Pretty lucky that is all that died. Looked like it could of been a lot worse. Sad....
     
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    if Sugarland had been playing at the time, the toll could be hundreds

    the stage backdrop looked like a sail
     
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    Horrible tragedy.

    Saw some video (on TV news - no link) of some wonderful actions by folks there to help those trapped and injured.

    My sympathies with the friends and families of those who died.

    I can can't even imagine the horror and grief of the families - your kid goes to a concert and never comes home.

    Such agony...
     
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    My attempt:

     
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