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Stalled gondola carrier leads to collision with minor injuries

Incident Investigation

Stalled gondola carrier leads to collision with minor injuries

December 2, 2018

Passenger Ropeways

Reference Number:

II-783351-2018 (#9986)



A carrier being conveyed through the station stalled at the cabin door opening system due to the cabin doors not being free to move. At that point an attendant initiated an emergency stop. A carrier following the stalled cabin then bumped into the stalled carrier as the ropeway decelerated to stop.

Because the doors were not free to move, the carrier door opening mechanism sustained damage and stalled the carrier as it engaged with the door opening ramp. The adjacent following carrier then bumped into the stalled carrier as the ropeway decelerated to a stop.

Damage to a cabin door opening mechanism. Including upper (lever) (Figure 3) and internal door operating mechanisms (cassette).

Person 1 injuries reported as, sore neck, headache and symptoms of concussion. Person 2 injuries reported as, sore neck and body soreness.

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