A Chester barrow, from the Unger Show Pigs Farm in Lincoln, Ill., waits patiently on Aug 8 for the competition to begin at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP
People visit the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wis., on Aug. 5. Allen Fredrickson/Reuters
Brenda Greene of Spiceland, Ind., washes the cattle being shown at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, on Aug. 8. Darron Cummings/AP
Fairgoers observe a butter sculpture during the opening day of the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 11, in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP
The Mighty Thomas Carnival midway is seen at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 4. Rion Sanders/The Great Falls Tribune/AP
A midway ride on the final day of the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, Del., on July 30. Gary Emeigh/The News Journal/AP
Camryn Williams (l.) and Susie Patterson (r.) walk a pair of donkeys on Aug. 11 during a competition at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Darron Cummings/AP
Faith Grant, of Independence, Mo., steadies her horse, Jasmine, as she waits in line to compete on July 29, in a showmanship class at the Missouri State Fair, 4-H and FFA Horse Show in Sedalia, Mo. The show involves more than 250 youths from across the state and about 400 horses. Sydney Brink/Sedalia Democrat/AP
Members of Pioneer Village entertain fairgoers during the opening day of the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 5, in Indianapolis. Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis Star/AP
Calls escalate for the establishment of common safety standards in the music concert industry, and Indiana, scene of a tragic stage collapse at the state fair last summer, is ground zero for the discussion.
The plot thickens surrounding who will be held responsible for the stage collapse last August at the Indiana State Fair, in which seven concert-goers died, even as calls escalate for the establishment of common safety standards across the concert industry.