Police files charges in Ještěd cable car accident 

Four people and one company have been charged with negligent endangerment in connection with the fall of a cable car on Ještěd Mountain near Liberec two years ago, the Czech News Agency reported on Monday.

The fatal accident happened on October 31, 2022, just a day before a scheduled break in service for a safety inspection and routine maintenance work ahead of the winter season.

The cable car fell from a height of 30 meters killing the cabin operator, who was alone, on impact. Czech Railways, which owns the cable car, filed a complaint against the charges.

The cable car has been out of service since the accident, with the cost of renovation estimated at more than a quarter billion crowns.

Author: Ruth Fraňková