“In summary, the operator (Beech Mountain) made the repairs necessary to fix any problems caused by the accident. We closed the inspection with no citations or penalties under the Passenger Tramway Safety Act.” –NCDOL
The North Carolina Department of Labor has closed the books its investigation into a water hydrant burst that happened at Beech Mountain Ski Resort on January 7th. No penalties will be issued.
WCNC reports the NCDOL Elevator & Amusement Device Bureau sent an investigator to the ski resort the day after the accident. The cause of the burst was determined to be a snowboard that ran into snowmaking equipment causing a hydrant to spray water on the lift at Tower 8.
According to an incident report three people jumped from the chairlift to escape the water spray. One suffered a head fracture and a broken right arm.