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Luke Bryan

Stage Collapses

Crew Injured

1/17/2014 9:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Several stage hands were rushed to the hospital Thursday night after Luke Bryan's Ohio State concert ... after the singer's stage collapsed, TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... a forklift crashed into a portion of the stage during take down, and it crumpled.

We're told 4 people -- including guys from Luke's crew as well as arena staff -- were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries.  Their current medical status is unclear.

Luke's next concert -- scheduled for tonight in Lexington, KY -- has been pushed to February because of obvious stage problems.

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Luke called into a Lexington radio station -- the Officer Don & DeAnn show -- to talk about the accident and the postponed concert.

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1.

Azi    

Apparently there is a shortage of good forklift operators in Kentucky.

189 days ago
2.

Azi    

Was the crew smoking some of that "Blue Grass" ?

189 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Hopefully, injuries are minor and being taken to the hospital is just to be cautious.

189 days ago
4.

Tarington    

The cousins got a little too roudy, if you know what I mean LOL

189 days ago
5.

Yurra Knutz    

Mistakes were made.
Ass kicking pending.
Large supply of butt slings standing by.

189 days ago
6.

Wow ...    

Hopefully everyone will be ok, speedy recovery to all.

189 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Kentucky is a hell hole

189 days ago
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Reality Checked    

This is not an exclusive story. It was reported by the local NBC affiliate in Columbus hours ago.

189 days ago
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dml0505    

Everyone bashing KY....you do realize the concert was in Ohio...right? SMH

189 days ago
10.

azlee    

what is with these stages collapsing? They need to make sure these things are put together right (and no one hit them with other equipment.

189 days ago
11.

Carol    

His NEXT concert is in KY, the accident was in Ohio so no need to trash a state that had nothing to do with it. Hopefully everyone is okay which is the only important thing about this.

189 days ago
12.

Vote2012    

Were they forced to use union labor from up North?

189 days ago
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who, me?    

The skill level of forklift operators at upcoming show sites is irrelevant. The stage was damaged. It was probably custom or semi-custom, and replacement parts have to be fabricated. So the tour will re-routed based on availability of the tour and the venue(s) affected.

188 days ago
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ufos8mycow    

This is what happens when you grab people off the street and expect them to do a skilled job. We have been trying to unionize Shottenstein Center for years but Ohio State and management have used scabs instead.

BTW there were only 3 injuries related to the stage collapse. The fourth guy fell off the back of the stage during a set change.
If this was union labor we wouldn't have had this accident. Shottenstein Center and Ohio State are the cause for using unskilled labor.

And Luke can kiss my ass for letting my friends get hurt by using scabs.

188 days ago
15.

eqquesz    

Must have been a guy named Greg running that fork. I will bet it was. I am no bookie.

188 days ago
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