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Investigators looking at carabiner in circus accident that injured 9
Investigators looking at carabiner in circus accident that injured 9

Investigators are focusing on a failed carabiner designed to connect a team of acrobats to the ceiling to explain why a popular circus act abruptly ended with nine people injured in Rhode Island. The inquiry into the accident is being led by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which investigates workplace issues. Both Rhode Island authorities and officials for Feld Entertainment, the parent company of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends show are also looking into the accident. The act involves eight women who hang by their hair like a human chandelier in a poised and perfect formation. The women seemed to be suspended from an umbrella-shaped...

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