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Damage to double reversible ropeway carriers

Incident Investigation

Damage to double reversible ropeway carriers

August 12, 2017

Passenger Ropeways

Reference Number:

5619558



Location: District of North Vancouver

Summary: The carriers of a double reversible ropeway entered the upper and lower stations without reducing speed, at a speed significantly above the normal established docking speed. The occupied cabins of the carriers (43 passengers and an attendant on downside carrier, 0 passengers and 1 attendant on the upside carrier) made contact with the end of travel buffers with a significantly higher than normal impact force. The impact force causes passenger in the cabin to be thrown forward, resulting in some of the passengers to fall. As a result of the impact, major damage was sustained to the equipment of the carriers and terminal buffer assemblies.

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