- “Our iceberg wall collapsed and injured three guests, who were taken to the hospital,” the Titanic Museum Attraction announced on social media.
- The iceberg wall is meant to mimic the one the Titanic hit in 1912, triggering the sinking of the giant ship that killed over 1,500.
- “Sorry this happened but … slightly ironic the iceberg was the culprit again,” one commenter wrote on the thread.
Kaleena Fraga from ATI writes:
“Visitors to the Titanic Museum Attraction in Tennessee may have hoped to visit the historic catastrophe at a safe distance. But they got frightfully close to the real disaster when the museum’s iceberg wall suddenly collapsed this week.
“Our iceberg wall collapsed and injured three guests, who were taken to the hospital,” the Titanic Museum Attraction, based in Pigeon Forge, announced on social media. The iceberg wall stands at 15 feet by 28 feet and is fed through a water filtration system.
“At this time, we do not know the extent of their injuries, and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all who were affected, including the first-responders.”
The Pigeon Forge fire department arrived at the museum around 8:11 p.m. on Aug. 2 and quickly triaged the scene. One museum guest was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville; two others were taken by ambulance to LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville.
Firefighters praised museum officials for quickly evacuating museum guests, but admit that they weren’t sure why the wall suddenly collapsed.
“Needless to say, we never would have expected an incident like this to occur as the safety of our guests and crew members are always top of mind,” the museum owners wrote on Facebook…”
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