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Old 05-27-2021, 02:02 PM
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Re: Italian Cable-car Accident Request

And we will probably never see it :(

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Old 05-27-2021, 03:44 PM
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According reports the Cable Car rolled back down the line until it reached a speed of over 150km/h and snapped of the main Cable, and got launched into the woods down on the slope.

Killing all but two kids instantly on impact, although one of the initially surviving kids died later from head and torso trauma
The reports day if the brake had NOT been disabled, it would have applied and locked to the cable, and the cable car would have been stopped at the next pylon, locked to the cable, and the cable unable to run due to being clamped to the cablecar. Would have been a scary ride, but no accident and no fatalities.
Now down to one last survivor, a little kid, whose family was wiped out. He is in critical condition still.

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Old 05-27-2021, 07:32 PM
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According reports the Cable Car rolled back down the line until it reached a speed of over 150km/h and snapped of the main Cable, and got launched into the woods down on the slope.

Killing all but two kids instantly on impact, although one of the initially surviving kids died later from head and torso trauma
Hell of a ride for the victims. Thanks for the extra info. It didn't seem like a 66 foot fall in a cable car should kill almost everyone, but add in a horizontal speed of 95 mph and chances of survival seem low.

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Re: Italian Cable-car Accident Request

Most recent news is that they had arrested the operator of the cable car, and the maintenance manager, along with the tech who put the clamp on the brake assembly, but the first two have been released as having no responsibility in the accident. They had a flat-rated maintenance contract with the maintenance company, that provided for all repairs, no matter how extensive or expensive, and with no limits, so there was no evidence that they had any reason to want to short-cut the maintenance, since repairs cost them nothing, and everything was covered under the agreement. The fault apparently lies with the maintenance company, whose profit depends on how much they spend on maintenance, versus how much they avoid. And they chose to avoid as much expense as they could.
Also, the cable itself just had an X-Ray inspection over it's entire length, as one of the final maintenance items to comply with before reopening the operation, one month ago, and was reported as being in perfect condition. Looks like it's going to be the technician who put the clamp on the brake who is guilty. Going to be a tough road for him, killing 14 people.

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