Negligence cited in overhead-camera crash at Rio Olympics

In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, an overhead camera that fell from wires suspending it over Olympic Park lays on the ground at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A police investigation report released Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 says negligence was a factor when the overhead camera crashed to the ground three months ago, injuring eight people. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
In this Aug. 15, 2016 file photo, an overhead camera that fell from wires suspending it over Olympic Park lays on the ground at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A police investigation report released Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 says negligence was a factor when the overhead camera crashed to the ground three months ago, injuring eight people. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police investigation says negligence was a factor when an overhead camera at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics crashed to the ground three months ago, injuring eight people.

The camera was being used by the Olympic Broadcasting Service to provide aerial shots of the main Olympic Park.

Five people named in the investigation have been charged with “bodily injury.” Three were employed by a contractor hired by OBS, one by OBS, and one was working with the local Olympic organizing committee.

The report says the camera was originally suspended by three cables. It said one snapped, leaving the camera suspended by two cables for 45-60 minutes. It said the five people named “had the responsibility to prevent the result” that occurred.

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