Severed haul rope leads to gondola crash

Incident Investigation

Severed haul rope leads to gondola crash

October 30, 2020

Passenger Ropeways

Reference Number:

II-1066582-2020 (#19230)

Location: Squamish

Regulated industry sector: Passenger ropeways - above surface ropeway



Injuries: 0

Injury description: NA

Injury rating: None

Incident rating: Major

Incident overview

In the early morning, security personnel stationed at the Sea to Sky Gondola witnessed movement of the gondola cabins attached to the haul rope. A short time later, the main haul rope separated, allowing a majority of the suspended cabins to fall to the ground.


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