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Report makes 7 recommendations on Crystal Mountain chairlift crash

The cable derailed on the chairlift at Crystal Mountain Resort injuring 4 people, 2 critically on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014.
Image Credit: Contributed/Zack Tereposky
June 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

WEST KELOWNA - British Columbia's safety authority is pointing to poor rope tension as the main culprit behind a chairlift crash at a B.C. ski hill last year.

In March 2014 a chairlift at Crystal Mountain Resort near West Kelowna, B.C., deroped, sending three chairs plummeting into the snow and putting four people in hospital.

A newly released report from the BC Safety Authority makes seven recommendations aimed at preventing a similar mishap.

The bulk of those recommendations deal with the proper use of counterweight on a chairlift rope.

The safety authority says Crystal Mountain has received those recommendations but has yet to complete any work.

The hill's website says it plans to reopen for the 2015-16 ski season.

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