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Yesterday (22nd), I delivered the news of an accident in which the lift ran in the opposite direction at a ski resort in Pocheon. Authorities have completely shut down the facility and have launched an investigation into the cause. There seems to have been a problem with the reducer that controls the lift speed, and we'll go into precision tomorrow.



Correspondent Won Jong-jin.



<Reporter> The



lift accident at the Pocheon Bears Town Ski Resort happened when the lift heading up a steep mountain slope stopped and suddenly reversed.



[(The lift goes backwards!) Hey, wait a minute, what about that?!]



To avoid collide with the descending lift, 40 passengers were injured as they jumped off, and about 100 passengers had to fall in the cold in the air for over 2 hours.



The ski resort was closed by order of the city of Pocheon, and the accident site was completely controlled.



This is the advanced course where the accident happened yesterday.



At the time of the accident, the lifts that had been pushed back down were stopped and awaited safety inspections.



As a result of the first inspection, the police and the Transportation Safety Authority estimate that there was a problem with the deceleration device of the lift where the accident occurred. [Pocheon City Hall official: When an expert says, 'When you see this kind of accident, it's a speed

reducer



problem, there's a lot of possibility.'



is scheduled.



Accident Lift was informed that there was no problem in the safety inspection received by the Transportation Safety Authority before it opened in October last year, but accidents have continued since then.



Last week, it was found that there was a failure in operation, such as manual operation due to an abnormality in the facility.



Bears Town Ski Resort posted an apology on its website and said that it would receive compensation for damage and refund the remaining season tickets.



(Video coverage: Kim Seung-tae, Video editing: Lee Seung-hee)

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