Tragic accident at the Gelmerbahn !

Handegg, SwitzerlandA worker from KWO was killed on December 14th, 2005 at the Gelmerbahn !Some workers were transported by helicopter to the Gelmersee to do some works at the dam. At the end of their work the weather was too bad to transport back the workers by helicopter again. So they decided to go down the valley by using the steps which are on the side of the Gelmerbahn funicular.
I must remind that the Gelmerbahn is the steepest funicular of Switzerland : 106 % !
At the end of the steepest section, one worker slept on an icy step and fell about 6-8 meters ! There is a litte bridge which he fell over on some rocks.
The worker was killed!

The Gelmerbahn is not in use in winter and there was also snow on the track. So they could not use the funicular.


The Gelmerbahn in summer.

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