Nine acrobats and two other people were injured in an accident yesterday at a Ringling Brothers show in Providence, Rhode Island. It happened during a stunt called "human chandelier," where a bunch of female acrobats get suspended by their hair and lifted up about 30 feet. Apparently a cable snapped.
Most performers suffered broken bones. None of the injuries were life-threatening, but at least one was in critical.
Here's video. Forward to :41 for the fall.