Leaning passenger injured while retrieving ski pole


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Incident Date: February 15, 2016
Location: Whistler
Description: A person in a chairlift leaned forward to pick up their dropped pole as other people on the chair were lowering the restraining device. The restraining device contacted the person leaning forward and pushed the person so they were left hanging from the chair as it exited the load station. A catchment net was held under the person hanging from the chair. The person dropped 6 meters into the center of the net. 

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