Titanic museum visitors hurt in Tennessee after wall collapses

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Titanic museum visitors hurt in Tennessee after wall collapses

Even Titanic fans are getting downed by icebergs.

Three visitors to the world’s largest Titanic museum in Tennessee have been hospitalized after an iceberg wall collapsed, the owners said.

“Tonight, an accident occurred at our Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge,” wrote Mary Kellogg Joslyn and her husband John about their museum about 30 miles outside Knoxville.

“Our iceberg wall collapsed and injured 3 guests who were taken to the hospital. At this time, we do not know the extent of their injuries,” the owners wrote late Monday.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured, as well as their family and friends,” the Facebook post said.

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The owners of the museum do not know the extent of the injuries of the three victims.
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The museum — which has been in Pigeon Forge since 2010 — was closed after the accident, the owners said.

“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,” they said.

“We take pride in the quality of our maintenance and have measures in place to ensure that appropriate safety guidelines are upheld,” they said.

$1m reproduction of the Titanic's grand staircas
The museum was closed after the accident.
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It was not immediately clear how the wall collapsed. The museum’s website says it has more than 400 artifacts from doomed RMS Titanic, which sank during its maiden voyage from the UK to New York in 1912.

The museum says that visitors get to “touch a real iceberg” and “reach their hands into 28-degree water” as they “learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.”

The titanic museum attraction complete with iceberg Pigeon Forge
The museum’s owners said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured.”
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