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General Resort News - (1/4/13) Four guests were hurt at Disneyland Paris on the park’s railroad when a bolt connecting the locomotive and first car to the rest of the train snapped as it was approaching a station. While the train was only traveling at 5mph, the front of the train separated briefly from the rest of the cars, but upon breaking at the station the coasting cars caught up and bumped into the front half. About 40 riders were on-board at the time of the accident.
Four hurt in Disneyland Paris steam train accidentAFP - Four people have been treated for minor injuries after a wagon broke off from a steam engine ride at Disneyland Paris, the theme park and police said on Thursday.The four, including a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old girl, were taken to hospital after the accident on the five-wagon Disneyland Railroad ride at 8:40 pm (1940 GMT) on Wednesday, a police source said.The source said the accident occurred after a bolt snapped between the first and second wagons of the train, sending the engine and one wagon ahead of the others as they approached the terminal.The three rear wagons struck the first section when it stopped at the end of the line.About 40 people were inside the train, which tours the theme park, at the time of the accident.A spokesman for the Euro Disney company, which operates the park, said the train ride was closed on Thursday and that the incident was minor."It was a small nudge," the spokesman said, adding that one wheel of the train had come off the rails.The spokesman said those injured were out of hospital and had returned home or continued their stay at the theme park.He said the accident had occurred at a "very slow speed" and said the train normally travelled at eight kilometres per hour (five miles per hour) when it was returning to the station.Disneyland Paris, which marked its 20th anniversary in 2012, took in a record 16 million visitors last year but continues to report big losses after taking on significant levels of debt.
Man 'critical' after cable car accidentInvestigators at the scene of the accidentA man was fighting for his life today after a cable car accident.The 52-year-old, from Totnes, Devon, was in a critical condition with chest injuries after the gondola plunged on to a mountainside.He is one of four people who remained in hospital today following the accident at the Nevis Range resort in the north of Scotland.Five people, including a three-year-old girl, were injured when a gondola collided with another, causing it to plummet 30ft to the ground.A major rescue operation was launched after the accident on Aonach Mor, near Fort William, at 3.30pm yesterday.It is understood that three of the injured were in one cable car and two were in another and that a number of the casualties had been thrown from a gondola.The 52-year-old Devon man, who was airlifted to Glasgow's Southern General Hospital last night, was in a critical condition this morning with serious chest injuries, said an NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spokeswoman.His 24-year-old son was discharged from Belford Hospital in Fort William last night.The little girl, who has a broken leg, and her parents were transferred from Fort William to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.Her father has "significant" spinal and facial injuries, said a spokeswoman for Belford Hospital.There were no details on the mother's injuries but she was said to be in a "stable" condition.Injuries 'not life threatening'Teresa James, a spokeswoman for Belford Hospital, said: "The injuries sustained to the patients were significant but not life-threatening."Lochaber is very used to co-ordinating mountain rescue. This was different, partly because it was during the day and usually in mountain accidents there aren't children involved."This was a serious accident but thankfully there are few injuries."A Navy helicopter rescued the five casualties and 110 people who had been stranded in the cable cars and at the gondola stations.The passengers began arriving off the mountain at around 7pm yesterday.Northern Constabulary and the Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation into the accident.A Health and Safety Executive spokeswoman said: "A specialist investigator and two other inspectors are due to arrive at the scene this morning and begin their inquiry."The cable car system is made up of 80 six-seater cabins running on a continuous 2.9-mile (4.6km) steel cable and after the incident the system was halted, leaving many people stranded in the gondolas.Ilja Kultman, 32, and her friend, Susanne Talens, 33, from Ballinakill in Ireland, were holidaying in Scotland and were two gondolas behind the car which became detached."We just felt the whole thing swinging - it was quite frightening," said Miss Kultman.Miss Talens added: "You don't expect to come on holiday and have something like this happen."The two women, originally from Holland, were stuck in the gondola for three and a half hours.Miss Kultman said: "We tried to sing songs, but we were quite scared. I am just glad to have my feet back on the ground."The worst ever cable car accident took place in March 1976 and claimed the lives of 42 people after a gondola plunged 700ft to the ground when a cable broke in the Italian ski resort of Cermis, near Cavalese.
I saw that earlier, it looks horrific they must've been very strong to hold on so well...
Quote from: Josh on 02 Feb 2013 at 18:23 PMI saw that earlier, it looks horrific they must've been very strong to hold on so well...Not meaning to make this more grim than it already is, but if you watch closely... They're not actually holding on, it's their neck/head that's caught on the restraint! Their arms are swinging! :\
TEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED AFTER A SKI LIFT DERAILED AT THE LECHT SKI CENTRE IN ABERDEENSHIRE
'Ten injured' after skilift derails at Lecht in AberdeenshireThis webcam image shows the chairlift at the top rightAbout 10 people have been injured after a chairlift derailed at the Lecht ski centre in Aberdeenshire.Emergency services were alerted to the incident, near Tomintoul, at about 15.25.Grampian Police said a number of people were also stranded on chairlifts.The Scottish Ambulance Service said they had a number of vehicles at the scene. Crews are thought to be treating leg and possible spinal injuries.Grampian Police Mountain Rescue team has been mobilised along with Grampian Fire and Rescue Service.Are you in the area? Did you witness anything? Please get in contact using the form below.Send your pictures and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (International). If you have a large file you can upload here.
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