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Rule 4101:14-1-09 | Notice in the event of a serious accident.


(A) The operator shall report any known serious injuries or deaths that result from a reportable tramway incident. A "serious injury" is defined as one in which the passenger sustains injury that requires transport to a hospital or emergency care facility. A "reportable tramway incident" is any of the following occurrences:

(1) A deropement regardless of whether or not the tramway is evacuated;

(2) Any evacuation other than by prime mover or auxiliary power, regardless of cause;

(3) Any fire involving tramway equipment or structures;

(4) Failure of any electrical or mechanical component that results in a loss of control of the tramway, where any one of the following six conditions shall be considered a loss of control:

(a) Tramway will not slow down when given the command to do so;

(b) Tramway will not stop when given the command to do so;

(c) Tramway operates over speeds beyond control settings and/or maximum design speed;

(d) Tramway accelerates faster than normal design acceleration;

(e) Tramway self starts or self accelerates without the command to do so; and/or

(f) Tramway reverses direction unintentionally and without the command to do so;

(5) Any wire rope damage as defined in ANSI B77.1-2017 Annex A, A.4.1;

(6) Structural failure of any component that affects the integrity of the tramway, including, but not limited to:

(a) Terminal structure;

(b) Bull wheel;

(c) Brake system;

(d) Tower structure;

(e) Sheave, axle, or sheave assembly;

(f) Carrier;

(g) Grip; and/or

(h) Conveyor; moving elements, drums, rollers and support assemblies;

(7) Any incident in which a passenger falls more than five feet from a chair.

(B) The operator shall make the report required by this rule verbally and in writing. The operator shall make the verbgal report by telephone to the division of industrial compliance, 614-644-2223, within twenty-four hours of the reportable tramway incident or the next business day if the incident occurs on a weekend or holiday. The operator shall make the written report within five days of the reportable tramway incident. Both reports shall contain the following information:

(1) Name or identification of and/or registration number of the tramway involved;

(2) Date, time, and location of the incident;

(3) Name, address, and phone number of the injured passenger(s);

(4) Type of injur(ies);

(5) Description of the tramway accident;

(6) Possible cause of the accident, if known;

(7) Description of any corrective action by the operator; and

(8) The date, time, and person to whom the verbal report was given, if it is the written report.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4169.02
Amplifies: 4169.02
Five Year Review Date: 10/29/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/1986, 10/5/1998, 4/6/2006, 4/26/2007, 11/7/2014