Wed June 18, 2014
Injured Circus Performers Plan To File Lawsuit
Four of the eight acrobats injured in a hair-hanging circus accident are filing a lawsuit. They’re all still dealing with injuries and some may never walk again.
The acrobats were injured in early May at the Dunkin’ Donuts center in Providence after the apparatus they were hanging from fell some twenty feet to the floor. At a press conference at Spaulding Rehabilitation center in Boston, four of the eight women spoke about the incident. Julissa Segrara a twenty year-old performer, said she once dreamed of being a star performer; now she just hopes to walk again. The group did not detail their injuries, but between them have undergone some two-dozen surgeries.
They are now pursuing a lawsuit, but lawyers did not say who would be the focus. They did not rule out the company that made a clip to which the women were attached or the venue. An investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA is ongoing.
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