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Florida-Based Circus Operator May Face Federal Fines in Wrongful Death

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 10, 2016

Walker International Events, an entertainment company based in Sarasota, Florida, may face up to $33,000 in federal fines for improperly anchoring a circus tent and failing to heed warnings by the National Weather Service indicating high winds associated with a storm in New Hampshire last August. The storm’s high winds caused the circus tent to topple during a performance, killing a father and his 6-year-old daughter. An additional fifty people were injured in the incident, including two circus workers.

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