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9 Performers Injured During R.I. Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Act
http://boston.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 05/04/2014 | n/a

Posted on 05/04/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT by massmike

Nine circus performers were injured in a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus act at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The performers were part of an aerial act during the noon show. Witnesses on scene said scaffolding holding the performers fell more than 20 feet to the ground.

A circus official tells WBZ-TV, the accident happened during a “hair hang” act, where performers hang from their hair. Eight performers were suspended above the ground, one performer was on the ground.

Providence Fire Department tells WBZ NewsRadio 1030, 9 people were transported to area hospitals. The injuries included broken bones and head injuries but none are life-threatening, according to Providence Fire.

“Until we find out the nature of the problem, the show is going to be on hold,” said Providence Fire Chief Claren Cuhna.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating.

The performance was suspended after the apparent accident and the 3 p.m. show canceled.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bailey; barnum; barnumandbailey; circus; ringling; ringlingbros

1 posted on 05/04/2014 1:48:03 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

I bet that was hair raising.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 1:51:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: massmike

Too bad, hope they recover well. My Dad, now 90, and I are circus fans. Ringling is almost the last big American circus still doing shows across America. Thanks to the Feld family for keeping it going.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 1:53:31 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: massmike

SUX to be a dough nut vendor...unless you own the property that abuts mine and;
1/ fill in wet land screw up the natural aquifer..Plant on adjoining props
2/ bait deer
3/ bait turkey
4/ just basically be an asshole


4 posted on 05/04/2014 1:55:48 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: massmike

Dunkin’ Donuts Center? Mmmmmmm...


5 posted on 05/04/2014 1:58:22 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: massmike

I heard on the radio that one of the performers fell 40 feet. Pretty amazing nobody was killed. Doubly if everyone will be able to walk after they recover from “non life-threatening” injuries. Not long ago, I think a Cirque d’Soliel performer died in a 30 foot fall.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 2:02:46 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: jughandle

7 posted on 05/04/2014 2:03:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: RicocheT

There is a small local circus out of Oklahoma that occasionally comes to a nearby town. It’s a lot more enjoyable than the big arena circus.

http://www.carsonbarnescircus.com/


8 posted on 05/04/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Caliph Baraq & Moose want you to go to this one:

http://www.universoulcircus.com/


9 posted on 05/04/2014 2:15:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Aw man, you crashed that little dream I just had!


10 posted on 05/04/2014 2:20:19 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: RicocheT

The animal rights activists hate circuses. Let’s hope this incident doesn’t give the liberals any ammunition.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 2:20:21 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: massmike

I saw this very show.....Legends....about 3 months ago in Orlando.
Amazing performers.......incredible show.
But they’re at the mercy of whoever is in charge of the rigging, I guess and they’re constantly tearing down and putting up.

Hope everyone is recovering!

FWIW........An organized group was in the street ....as we were in line for the. show......loudly demanding people not attend, because of ‘so called’ animal cruelty........they were rude.....had pictures and were scaring the children.

Wondering if the show could have been sabotaged??????


12 posted on 05/04/2014 2:31:17 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: heye2monn

PETA is probably pleased...all the injured were humans. You can imagine the outrage if a falling acrobat had landed on an elephant.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 2:38:41 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: massmike

At least two clown cars didn’t have a head on, it’s two score or more dead and injured when that happens.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 2:46:21 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

A lot of scalping going on in the parking lot before the show.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 2:48:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: massmike

follicle malfunction?


16 posted on 05/04/2014 2:58:47 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: massmike

The last time I was in a walmart, it was like the circus was in town, with everyone all tattooed up like carnival workers...One 300 pound lady appeared to be wearing her 11 year olds shorts....gak


17 posted on 05/04/2014 3:01:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Maybe the shorts were 11 years old


18 posted on 05/04/2014 3:15:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie; bigbob

I am ashamed of some posts here today.....uncalled for and mean spirited.
Those ladies were trying to make a living......and now they are injured.
Who knows how critical they are......falling from 40 feet!

Could you not pray for them??????


19 posted on 05/04/2014 3:19:21 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: CGASMIA68

Did that have something to do with the story?


20 posted on 05/04/2014 3:23:45 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Guenevere

Just making a point, it could be worse...


21 posted on 05/04/2014 3:26:30 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RicocheT

I saw the Ringling Bros circus back in 1953. Under the Big top! We saw how the elephants raised the tent and everything! I think they referred to the people watching as “Lot Lice”.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 3:36:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: GeronL

It was like a real life blue meanie and she had what appeared to be headless demon tattooed on her back.

When I got to the doors, I was almost running.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 3:38:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PAR35

I’ve seen them! A small nice show under the Big Top. Also seen Circus Vargas.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 3:38:11 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

That’s right. The elephant could have been badly hurt. The Senate would have called a hearing to see what went wrong and find solutions.


25 posted on 05/04/2014 3:41:47 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: dragnet2

Lol


26 posted on 05/04/2014 3:53:06 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dragnet2

Sounds like a bad blind date


27 posted on 05/04/2014 3:53:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dragnet2

So, the oversized broad was no lady.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 5:18:27 PM PDT by Finalmente
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To: Guenevere

People do seem a little flippant, considering these women were just injured, and we don’t yet know how serious they all are.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 8:54:10 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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