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Company Agrees to Plea Deal in Fatal Tent Collapse

The company, now out of business, agreed to pay federal safety fines and settled some lawsuits

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    Company Agrees to Plea Deal in Fatal Tent Collapse
    AP
    Investigators inspect the site of a circus tent that collapsed Monday during a show by the Walker Brothers International Circus at the Lancaster Fair grounds in Lancaster, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A quick-moving storm with 60 mph winds hit the tent shortly after the show started killing a father and daughter.

    Court records show a Florida-based circus operator has agreed to a plea deal following a tent collapse in New Hampshire in 2015 that killed two people and injured dozens. 

    The Caledonian-Record in Vermont reports details of the plea deal involving Sarasota-based Walker International Events weren't made available. 

    The company had previously pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of operating without a license and to misdemeanor counts alleging it hadn't complied with state standards. Corporations can face fines and sanctions on criminal convictions. 

    The company, now out of business, agreed to pay federal safety fines and settled some lawsuits. 

    Town Mourns Father, Daughter Killed in Circus Tent Disaster

    [NECN] Town Mourns Father & Daughter Killed in Circus Tent Disaster
    Robert and Annabelle Young traveled from Concord, Vermont, to nearby Lancaster, New Hampshire, for the performance.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015)

    Forty-one-year-old Robert Young and his 6-year-old daughter, Annabelle, of Concord, Vermont, died when a storm with 75 mph winds blew through the Lancaster Fairgrounds, toppling the tent. 

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