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Circus disaster: Case report, response, and review of injuries

Nicholas Asselin, DO, Lawrence Proano, MD, Kenneth Williams, MD, Robert Partridge, MD, MPH

Abstract


Circus acts with human artists performing acrobatic feats are a popular spectator pastime in the United States and in international venues. There is little data in the literature regarding injuries sustained during circus acts. Some injuries are minor, but others can be serious, or even fatal. This article describes a recent circus disaster, a review of the relevant literature, and an analysis of the disaster response.


Keywords


disaster, circus, injury, response, review

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajdm.2016.0233

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