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Circus Performers in Horrific Fall Expected to Make a 'Full Recovery,' One Already Released

7 May 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nothing, apparently, can keep a good acrobat down. "For me, you gotta get back up and do it again," Samantha Pitard, one of the eight female acrobats who plummeted 25 to 30 feet to the ground while performing with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday, told the Associated Press after being released from the hospital Tuesday. "I'm hoping to join back up with the tour and show the world that I'm okay, and I'm hoping some of the other girls will do the same," she said. The remaining seven injured Sunday, though still hospitalized, have all »

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Circus Performers in Horrific Fall Expected to Make a 'Full Recovery,' One Already Released

7 May 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nothing, apparently, can keep a good acrobat down. "For me, you gotta get back up and do it again," Samantha Pitard, one of the eight female acrobats who plummeted 25 to 30 feet to the ground while performing with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Providence, R.I., on Sunday, told the Associated Press after being released from the hospital Tuesday. "I'm hoping to join back up with the tour and show the world that I'm okay, and I'm hoping some of the other girls will do the same," she said. The remaining seven injured Sunday, though still hospitalized, have all »

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Acrobats Fall During Ringling Bros. Circus Stunt, 9 Seriously Injured

5 May 2014 3:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries. The accident was reported about 45 minutes into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus's 11 a.m. Legends show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros., said the accident happened during an act in which eight performers hang "like a human chandelier" using their hair. »

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Acrobats Fall During Ringling Bros. Circus Stunt, 9 Seriously Injured

5 May 2014 3:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries. The accident was reported about 45 minutes into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus's 11 a.m. Legends show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros., said the accident happened during an act in which eight performers hang "like a human chandelier" using their hair. »

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Eight Performers Fall 30 ft During Ringling Bros. Circus Accident, 2 In Critical Condition

4 May 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Nine performers were injured when an accident at a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus show when eight women fell during the ‘Human Chandelier’ act.

8 Performers Fall 30 ft During Ringling Bros. Circus

On Sunday in Providence, around 4,000 spectators looked on as eight women fell 30 feet after an apparatus holding them up by their hair malfunctioned. All were injured and taken to a hospital immediately, as were a few other performers injured on the ground. The show was cancelled following the accident, as was the evening performance and both of Monday’s scheduled shows.

According to a press release from Feld Entertainment, which owns the Ringling Bros’ Legends show, eight of those injured are still in the hospital, but those numbers are questioned by other reports.

“All performers received immediate medical attention and were transported to a local hospital for further care. One performer was released yesterday, and none of the »

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Nine Acrobats Injured in Fall From Circus Platform

4 May 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Providence, R.I. (AP) — A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight entertainers plummeting to the ground. Nine were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below. The accident was reported at about 11:45 a.m. during the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' Legends show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. Stephen Payne, a spokesman for Feld Entertainment, the parent company of Ringling Bros., said eight of the injured acrobats fell 25 to 40 feet. Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare said officials and inspectors haven't yet

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