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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:35 PM

June: Worker killed in cable car accident on Switzerland's Titlis mountain

This is from last month. I'm clearing out old news. I couldn't find a Europe Forum. Hat tip, the chyron in The Express of June 6, 2019.

Worker killed in cable car accident on Switzerland's Titlis mountain
The Local
news@thelocal.ch
@thelocalswitzer
5 June 2019
10:55 CEST+02:00

One worker died and six others were injured while carrying out cable car maintenance on Switzerland's Titlis mountain on Wednesday morning.

The accident happened when work was being carried out to shorten a cable in the lead-up to the busy summer season.

However, during the work, which was scheduled to take four days, cable supports gave way and a cable struck workers.

A local resident told Swiss tabloid Blick that there had been a sound like a “crack” when the cable came free.

One worker – a long-time worker with the Titlis cable car operator – suffered severe injuries and died on the scene. Three other workers were taken to hospital – two of them with serious injuries.

A further three workers suffered only minor injuries and were treated on the scene.

No cable cars were operating at the time of the accident and no tourists were injured.
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mahatmakanejeeves Jul 12 OP
Dennis Donovan Jul 12 #1

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:39 PM

1. Sure read the name of the mountain too fast...

I had a completely different response until I read it again.

Condolences to the family.

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