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Indiana State Fair Commission

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Please read through the following document which details Thornton Tomasetti’s protocols prior to submitting a “Request for Site Access” form. Note that only “Authorized Individuals” will be granted access to the site.

An “Authorized Individual” is a person who meets one of the following criteria:

  1. A lawyer (with a proper engagement letter) for any client who has filed a notice with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General under the Indiana Tort Claims Act or who has filed a claim against another party asserting a claim arising from the Saturday, August 13, 2011 accident at the Indiana State Fair.
  2. A lawyer (with proper engagement letter or proof of in-house counsel status) for any client who reasonably might be required to defend the client or employer against any claim arising from the Saturday, August 13, 2011 accident at the Indiana State Fair.
  3. An engineer or other such technically qualified person with proof of employment or engagement by a client described in either of the first two paragraphs or by a third-party with a significant financial interest in the site, including, but not limited to, insurance companies and their representatives and owners of real or personal property contained in or affected by the accident site. Thornton Tomasetti retains the sole discretion regarding the admittance of said individuals.
  4. A state or local governmental or quasi-governmental entity conducting an investigation pursuant to Indiana or municipal code, or as authorized by Thornton Tomasetti.

Thornton Tomasetti Protocols

Although it is the goal of the Indiana State Fair Commission to grant access according to these protocols, any other terms in these protocols notwithstanding, Thornton Tomasetti reserves the final determination as to who shall be granted or denied access beyond the perimeters.

Site Access Request Form

Please e-mail your completed request form and supporting documentation to Once you have been approved for access, and prior to your entry to the site, Authorized Individuals will be required to sign a release and waiver of liability.

Once granted access, please review the Safety Plan and Procedures to prepare for your site visit

Safety Plan & Procedures

Note: Authorized Individuals must present photo identification to the Indiana State Police at the gate prior to gaining access to the site.