[Circus Accidents] May 4th Rhode Island Circus Acrobat Accident

Pineappleope.com was on hand, this past weekend, at the circus – as per usual – covering the news coverage of the circus, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

An acrobatics routine went awry when the trapeze snapped and the human chandelier crashed to the ground at terminal velocity speeds. Broken bones and severed legs were everywhere.

Here is the clip you have all been waiting to see:

“We have identified a clamp that snapped that held them to the rafters, and it failed,” Pineappleope.com field investigator Dave Dave’ins told Pineappleope.com editors a day after a support frame collapsed during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.

May the 4th be with you, acrobats