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Video - Tree falls on loaded lift



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#1 vons

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 06:52 PM

Cameras are everywhere now so almost every type of incident could now on film

Tree fall on a loaded running lift. http://unofficialnet...oaded-chairlift

#2 Snowy Ferries

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:27 PM

Wow. Any Idea as to where this happened?

#3 Kicking Horse

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:06 PM

Russia / Ukraine. Based on the language...
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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for sharing. Video taker caught this at a good time. It is interesting to actually see that a lift will not be stopped (by force, not fault) with a heavy obstruction, as designed. Which means that a lift will not stop from a tree in the line, trucks parked in the wrong spot, or ice buildup.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:15 AM

I always stress that point to new operators-- that the lift doesn't care if they're in the way or not. I know of at least one truck incident where the mechanic was standing on it to inspect the bullwheel, and ran a chair into it. Damaged the truck and not the chair.
The lift would stop in a situation like this video if the impact bounced the rope off the sheaves.
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Posted 08 April 2015 - 11:24 AM

Looks like the lift stopped and then restarted and stopped again at the end of the clip. Clear the faults and go?
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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:09 PM

"Looks like the lift stopped and then restarted and stopped again at the end of the clip. Clear the faults and go?"

In my new line of work, there is a special device for tree-cable encounters that does just that; it's called autorecloser.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:55 PM

View Postcordury joe, on 08 April 2015 - 11:24 AM, said:

Looks like the lift stopped and then restarted and stopped again at the end of the clip. Clear the faults and go?

That was the thought I had after I posted. The tree bounced the rope enough to cause a tower fault; the operator tried a reset and it cleared so 'what the heck, let's restart it'!
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#9 RibStaThiok

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:10 PM

Could the 2nd stop be a result of the chair swinging as violently as it did once the tree cleared the line? Or do we suspect a de-ropement at the tower?
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#10 DonaldMReif

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 02:55 PM

I think that I recall chair swinging like that when watching videos of trees being felled on the Eskimo lift.
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:03 AM

Anything is possible when you don't know what you are talking about (e.g. have all the facts).

This post has been edited by 2milehi: 18 June 2015 - 07:04 AM

Anything is possible when you don't understand what you are talking about.

#12 Razvan

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:51 PM

Yep, I was thinking on Putin too.





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