INDIANAPOLIS – An attorney for several victims of last summers deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse is seeking to make band members accounts of that night public.
Valparaiso lawyer Kenneth J. Allen filed a motion last week in Marion Superior Court in Indianapolis asking a judge for permission to release the transcripts, according to a copy of the document obtained by The Indianapolis Star.
Stage rigging fell onto a crowd waiting for Sugarland to take the stage on Aug. 13, killing seven people and injuring dozens more.
Band members gave depositions this month about what they did in the hours before the disaster. A partial transcript of singer Jennifer Nettles deposition was released this month. The deposition of her band partner, Kristian Bush, has not been made public.
Allen told the Star he thought band representatives had questioned whether the released transcript accurately reflected what Nettles actually said.
There was an assertion that there was a misleading or edited transcript, Allen said.
Nettles testified that Sugarland was never told State Fair officials had asked to delay the concert because of an approaching storm and that the band probably would have postponed the show if they had been asked.
State Fair Executive Director Cindy Hoye testified in a previous deposition that she asked Sugarland through the bands tour manager to delay the show but was told the band refused.
Reports released this month after months of investigation faulted the fair for the lack of clear safety protocols and confusion over who was in charge.