You can watch the full episode here. The State Fair segment starts at :52 of the episode. Storm’s contributions starts at 3:15 and Nelson’s at 6:35.
Special thanks to Francesca Brando, Ena Cheung, Marguerite Pinto, Courtney Valderruten, Luis Valderruten and Viviana Vumbaca in our New York office for their analysis and Nick Aitken, Aditya Bhagath, Kevin Jackson, Eric Wetzler and former Thornton Tomasetti Vice President Scott Nacheman in our Chicago office.
“The History Channel episode does an excellent job of explaining the cause of this tragic event as well as the lessons learned,” Storm said. “When dealing with outdoor stages, this type of failure should never happen. It is preventable with proper engineering and a well-thought-out operations plan.”
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