07/14/2016 02:09 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 02:59 EDT

Calgary Stampede: 3 Injured By Falling Camera Equipment

The incident is under investigation.

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CALGARY, CANADA - JULY 6: Grandstand spectators watch the rodeo opening day festivities on July 6, 2012 in Calgary, Canada. Calgary Stampede, the world's largest outdoor event featuring a world famous rodeo, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

CALGARY — Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after camera equipment fell on them at the Calgary Stampede.

Stampede spokeswoman Jennifer Booth says the incident happened Wednesday evening in the bleacher area of the grandstand.

She says EMS crews responded along with the Stampede's medical team and police.

She says the trio are described as having soft-tissue injuries.

Adam Loria with EMS says the three men included a middle-age man and two people in their late teens or early 20's.

Under investigation

It is not clear what factors led up to the camera equipment falling.

Booth says they are investigating the incident, while Calgary police confirm Occupational, Health and Safety are also conducting their own investigation.

The chuckwagon races, which were going on at the time, were not interrupted.


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