Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4
Results 76 to 80 of 80
  1. #76
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,564
    Bad bolts or somebody got too happy with the impact wrench.


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  2. #77
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    1,694
    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledbacon View Post
    The original pic and the latest article stating the bolts were "sheared" don't really seem to hand in hand. Any dental engineers want to expound? If there was a rotational force on the upper half,sure. But the pic shows them stretched or pulled imo
    After mulling on this for awhile, I came to the conclusion that the original picture was taken sometime after an emergency partial repair. Someone climbed up there with that bucket and wrench and replaced the bolts that had sheared off with longer bolts, and just snugged them to try to keep the tower from going any farther. And then climbed back down until the powers could inspect the situation and decide on the proper solution.

  3. #78
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    here and there
    Posts
    14,568
    The other thing is when the tower leaned it put hard stress areas on the opposite flange. The whole tower should be fluxed to see if there are any cracks not visable to the naked eye.
    watch out for snakes

  4. #79
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Left Field
    Posts
    46,780
    Quote Originally Posted by zartagen View Post
    A good report on the incident. They pulled the public CPTSB report.

    https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/07/...-safety-board/
    from that report: "...a source briefed on the investigation told CBS4 of the 24 bolts in question, most of them had come loose."

    They're lucky it wasn't a lot worse.

    Only 74 people on the lift and it took all day to get them down. I'm sure Patrol was very short-staffed, but still.

  5. #80
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    the vails
    Posts
    1,920
    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    from that report: "...a source briefed on the investigation told CBS4 of the 24 bolts in question, most of them had come loose."

    They're lucky it wasn't a lot worse.

    Only 74 people on the lift and it took all day to get them down. I'm sure Patrol was very short-staffed, but still.
    I heard a story of someone who HAD to poop, and couldn't hold it any longer. They ended up shitting into a jacket in front of everyone else in the cabin and throwing it out the window.

    Shit happens, eh?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •