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4 Injured In Partial Stage Collapse At Schottenstein Center

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Firefighters and rescue crews were called to the Schottenstein Center early Friday morning on a report of a structure collapse.

According to the incident report from The Ohio State University Police Division, officers were dispatched to the Schottenstein Center at about 12:04 a.m. Friday on a report of a stage collapse.

According to the report, the stage crew was tearing down the stage from the Luke Bryan concert when a portion of the stage fell over.

SLIDESHOW: Images of the Collapse

Crew members told NBC4's Steve Wainfor that a forkliftwas removing large video screens from the stage when the forklift bumped intothe stage, causing a chain reaction. Two sections of the stage collapsed, andworkers fell through to the floor, where large pieces of equipment fell onthem.

Several workers said theforklift was not the cause, but that there were several mistakes made duringthe load out.

Columbus fire personnel responded to treat and transport a number of injured workers on scene, according to police.

Three Ohio State employees and one Live Nation employee experienced minor injuries and were treated and released.

According to OSUPD, Kyle W. Davis, 47, of Columbus, sustained a minor injury to his left foot; Leonard G. Devrijer, 49, of Columbus, sustained a minor injury to his left foot; Andrew J. Gammon, 26, of Nashville, Tennessee, sustained a minor injury to his left forearm; Steven J. Meyers, 41, of Bremen, sustained a minor injury.

The concert ended at about 11 p.m. Thursday, and Ohio State officials said no concert-goers were in the facility at the time.

Neither the Occupational Safety and Health Administration nor the Bureauof Workers Compensation are investigating because the injuries sustained werenot severe.

Officials said they are in the process of conducting an investigation, and that all upcoming events, including Saturday's "Winter Jam" concert, will proceed as scheduled.

Bryan canceled his concert in Cincinnati that was scheduledfor Friday as a result.

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