'Human Error' Caused Canadian Gondola Crash

'Human Error' Caused Canadian Gondola Crash

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'Human Error' Caused Canadian Gondola Crash


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A gondola car fell at Mont-Saint-Anne, Quebec earlier this season and led officials to close the resort for nearly a month.

Nobody was riding in the car during the crash, but the mishap raised red flags that Mont-Saint-Anne wasn’t following proper operating guidelines.

The CBC is now reporting that the gondola incident was the direct result of a ‘human error’ by the operator.

According to the RBQ, a mechanic carried out a simple visual inspection of the lifts after a malfunction message — contrary to the manufacturer’s guidelines — and authorized a restart.

The ski lift stopped abruptly after another safety device was triggered, and then the gondola fell, the RBQ said.”

The gondola remains closed, but the remaining lifts at Mont-Saint-Anne began operating again on January 8th.

The investigation is still ongoing, and it’s unclear when the gondola will reopen.

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Does anybody even want to ride a gondola that had such a dramatic failure?

I don’t know about you, but I would be a little more than hesitant to jump on that thing once it eventually reopens…

Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for all updates regarding the gondola incident at Mont-Saint-Anne. We’ve got you covered!

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