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Stage Inspection Concerns Arise After Deadly Collapse In Indiana

Good Question: Who Inspects Stages In Colorado?
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DENVER (CBS4)- The safety of stages is in focus across the country following the tragic collapse at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis that killed five people.

More On CBSNews.com: Questions linger after Indiana stage collapse

In Colorado, it’s up to building inspectors to look at the issue.

Smaller, portable stages at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo don’t receive inspections. The larger stage at the fair is permanent. It’s not subject to inspections, either.

Big, covered stages at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park do receive inspections. Because of the threat of down bursts, Commerce City requires a licensed engineer to look at stage plans.

The engineer must accompany a building inspector who looks at the stages before issuing a permit.

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