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Investigation of the May 4, 2014 incident at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey performance in Providence, RI

During the "Hair Hang Act" at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in Providence, RI, eight performers were suspended from their hair with their bodies free to dance in a choreographed acrobatic manner. Suddenly, during the act, the metal apparatus supporting the performers plummeted to the floor. Two of the performers sustained critical injuries. In total, there were injuries to nine employees. This incident occurred because the carabiner used to support the performers failed due to being improperly loaded.
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September 1, 2015 Collapse of a Steel Building during Erection at Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

An athletic indoor practice facility, a pre-engineered metal frame building, under construction collapsed injuring six workers. The proposed building was 430 ft. x 192 ft. with a bay length of 25 feet. Approximately 9 bays were already erected to varying degrees of completion and at the time of the incident, the crew was in the process of erecting and plumbing the frames.
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