28 of 56 Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Victims Will Receive Compensation

By Maureen Mespell

November 21, 2011 Updated Nov 21, 2011 at 7:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- 28 of the 56 people who filed for money from the Indiana State Fair relief fund will receive some type of compensation.

Several claimants who filed paperwork weren't eligible to receive funds because of a lack of documentation.

August 13th the stage rigging collapse at the Sugarland concert left seven people dead and 45 others injured.

“I do not for a minute minimize their injuries,” says Kenneth Feinberg who is administering the claims process. “There was a limited amount of money. You have to make judgments on how to distribute the money. It's not easy.”

Dozens of tort claims have been filed against the state, which has a $5 million liability cap.

The Attorney General's Office is working out a system for paying tort claims.




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