Last Saturday, a joint on-site inspection was held for the ski resort where the lift reversed accident occurred. In the inspection three months ago, it was evaluated that there was no problem with the lift, but when we covered it, it was inevitable that there was a loophole in the safety diagnosis.

Reporter Son Hyeong-an covered the story.


The Bears Town Ski Resort in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, where the lift went in reverse on the 22nd and injured a lot of people.

Six days before the accident, the lift suddenly stopped.

However, this ski resort was judged suitable for safety inspection by the Transportation Safety Authority last October.

An official from the industrial complex told SBS reporters that it is difficult to accurately identify the defect in the reducer, which was pointed out as the cause of the lift's reverse running, with the current inspection method.

The official said, "The current frequency analysis method does not catch micro-defects in the reducer and there are no mandatory regulations to disassemble parts." "We are preparing to improve the system with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport."

Another problem is that maintenance according to the safety check is carried out according to the manual created by the lift manufacturer.

The Corporation said that some companies do not conduct the inspection themselves, which should be done voluntarily.

Today (25th) at the scene of the accident, when the joint investigation started, the police and the National Forensic Service officials disassembled and collected the reducer, which would be a clue to the cause of the accident.

[Na Tae-gyun / Pocheon Police Station Criminal Division Manager: I did (forensics) to accurately check whether there is a problem with the parts (related to the reducer), but it was difficult to check on the spot, so the National Forensic Service collected (parts) and collected them for detailed analysis. The

police also called the ski resort officials and victims to receive a statement about the accident situation at the time.

The police explained that if the investigation reveals negligence on the part of the ski resort, criminal punishment will be imposed.

(Video coverage: Choi Jun-sik, video editing: Lee Jung-taek)