Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:22pm
A lot of organizations cringe when the State Fire Marshal approaches to check on the safety of their planned event. But the culture of safety can be traced back to a horrific event 50 years ago. 74 people were killed, and more than 400 were injured in what many consider to be one of the worst tragedies in Indiana history, the 1963 Indiana State Fair Coliseum Explosion. More than 4,000 spectators were packed into the building for a Holiday on Ice performance when there was a massive explosion.