IOSHA, Union Reach State Fair Collapse Agreement

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The state and International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees have reached a settlement related to the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage rigging collapse. The Indiana Safety and Health Administration says penalties in a safety order issued after an investigation have been set aside. IASTE Local 30 has agreed to specific protection and hazard identification training.

September 10, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS (September 10, 2013) – Indiana Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) has agreed with Local 30 of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) to settle the Safety Order issued as a result of an IOSHA investigation after the Indiana State Fair accident in 2011.

As a result of the settlement, IOSHA sets aside the Safety Order, including penalties and specified abatements.

IATSE Local 30 agrees to conduct specific fall protection and hazard identification training for all existing members as well as integrating that training into their apprenticeship program. Safety training for existing members will be completed by March 15, 2014 and the training will be integrated into the training for apprentices by January 15, 2014. Indiana Department of Labor’s INsafe training and consultation division and the U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training will assist in the development of the training.

“This agreement creates a safer and more protected workplace for Indiana workers in the theater and stage business,” noted Labor Commissioner Sean Keefer. “This agreement creates a positive outcome for everyone involved.”

The agreement can be found by clicking here.

About the Indiana Department of Labor:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Labor is to advance the safety, health and prosperity of Hoosiers in the workplace. In order to make significant strides, we emphasize both enforcement and compliance assistance by employers. www.in.gov/dol.

Source: Indiana Department of Labor