- Accident at the Lecht
Not good. Some of our staff are there helping out. 😕Posted 5 years agomechmonkeyMember
Not good. Wonder how 6 people were injured?
When it derailed then it will stop abruptly and people getting on could be hit by the approaching empty chair swinging violently. Everyone on the chair should have been fine(edit: fingers crossed safety bars were all down) and although a traumatic experience they probably got harnessed in and lowered off the chairs, a long and drawn out process which maybe resulted in mild hypothermia depending on the conditions.
Support goes out to everyone involved and those in the operation to get people back on the ground and into the warmth.Posted 5 years ago
Was up around there on Saturday for a ski tour.
I wonder if they were running it at the extremes of it’s tolerance for windy conditions. It was pretty gusty wind mid afternoon on the coast up here. I worked on the lifts at Nevis range and we would sometimes push the boundaries on windy days, but would always have a staff member observing the behaviour of the line at critical observation points to report back to the engineers whether a lift was “running in” or “running out” at various towers.Posted 5 years ago
Hope all concerned are not too poorly.
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