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.
^Credit: TVA nouvelles
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…
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