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Fans attempt to hold up the equipment after the collapse.

Daniels: We’d give anything to have that night over

Statement issued Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels:

“I don’t think we could have done better than these two world renowned firms. I thank them for their thorough and professional work.

“The State Fair Commission knows that we will insist on immediate and complete implementation of the recommendations in this report. But it’s also now clear that most, if not all states, have been deficient in this area and have much to learn from this tragedy. We will share freely all these findings and suggestions with any state who will listen, starting later this month at a national meeting in Indianapolis about national safety standards for outdoor temporary stages and structures. The meeting is being hosted here because of the State Fair accident.

“We’d give anything to have that night over, but occasionally something positive can come out of terrible tragedy, and we have to do all we can to make that happen here.”

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