PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – A wall of ice at the Titanic Museum attraction in Tennessee has collapsed and injured three guests, museum owners said.
The injured were taken to hospital with unspecified injuries, wrote Mary Kellogg Joslyn and John Joslyn on the attraction’s Facebook page.
“Needless to say, we never would have expected an incident like this to happen, as the safety of our guests and crew is always a priority,” said the owners.
The ship-shaped museum closed after the collapse but reopened for those with tickets on Tuesday, according to a report. The owners have said the affected area has been blocked off and they estimate it will take at least four weeks for the iceberg wall to be rebuilt.
The Pigeon Forge Police Department said in a statement that the collapse appears to be accidental, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
Cedar Bay Entertainment opened the attraction in 2010. The company owns another Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri.
Guests are given boarding passes containing the names of passengers or crew who were on board the British liner that sank in 1912 on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg.
Visitors can see more than 400 Titanic artifacts, shovel “coal” in the boiler room and smell the 28-degree water on self-guided tours, according to the attraction’s website.