Circus Accident

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

Feds Propose $7K Fine In Hair-Hanging Circus Stunt Accident

Federal workplace safety regulators have proposed fining Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $7,000.

11/04/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

Circus Acrobats Plan Suit, Say Lives Have Changed After Providence Accident

Lawyers for seven of the eight circus acrobats injured during a hair-hanging stunt say they plan to file a lawsuit after they conclude an investigation into what happened.

06/17/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

Injured Hair-Hanging Circus Acrobats Hire Law Firm

Seven of the eight hair-hanging circus acrobats who fell to the ground during a stunt in Providence last month have hired a law firm to represent them.

06/16/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

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Top audio clips from each week, as selected by WBZ News Editor Dave Mager.

05/09/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

Circus Thanks Providence For Support After Aerial Performance Accident

The owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus thanked the people of Providence for their support after eight acrobats were injured in a performance there last Sunday.

05/09/2014

Rhode Island Hospital doctors talk to reporters about the acrobats' injuries. (WBZ-TV)

Doctors: Unclear Whether Three Injured Acrobats Will Walk Again

The medical professionals treating the acrobats who fell during a circus performance in Rhode Island say time will tell whether three of the women will walk again.

05/07/2014

A file image of the hair-hanging act. (Image courtesy: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus)

Acrobat Hurt In Providence Circus Accident Willing To Do Hair-Hanging Again

One of eight circus acrobats who plunged about 20 feet to the ground during a hair-hanging act witnessed by thousands says she’ll perform the stunt again.

05/07/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

Initial Phase Of Providence Circus Accident Probe Done

Investigators have completed the initial investigation into a circus accident that sent eight acrobats hanging from their hair plummeting to the floor.

05/06/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

Providence Circus Accident Probe Focuses On Failed Clamp

Investigators are focusing on a failed clamp in a weekend accident at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus in Providence.

05/05/2014

Several performers were hurt in the circus accident May 4, 2014. (Photo credit: Alexander Wood)

9 Performers Injured During R.I. Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Act

Nine people were hurt in a frightening accident during a circus performance Sunday in Providence.

05/04/2014

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