Cables From Indiana Stage Collapse Stolen

Thieves stole coiled steel cables that were part of the collapsed state fair stage

Friday, Jul 13, 2012  |  Updated 10:29 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Doctor Talks About Experience at Indiana Fair Collapse

Photos and Videos

Doctor Talks About Experience at Indiana Fair Collapse

Dr. Dean Silas of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital talks about the pure chaos that ensued following a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
More Photos and Videos

Indiana State Police are investigating the theft of wreckage from last year's deadly state fair rigging collapse stored in an Indianapolis warehouse under a court order. 

Capt. Dave Bursten says coiled steel cables that were part of the rigging that collapsed and killed seven people were stolen over the weekend from the warehouse. The thefts were discovered Monday and remain under investigation.
 
Bursten says investigators believe the thieves weren't targeting the stage wreckage but were searching for metals to sell.
 
He says the warehouse's electrical wiring was stripped by the thieves when they likely noticed the steel cables.
 
Kenneth J. Allen is an attorney for some of the collapse victims. He calls the theft troubling because the cables could be evidence in lawsuits over the collapse.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out