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06/30/2015 10:25 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 01:12 EDT

BC Safety Authority releases report on chairlift crash, makes 7 recommendations

WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - British Columbia's safety authority is pointing to poor rope tension as the main culprit behind a chairlift crash at a B.C. ski hill last year.In March 2014 a chairlift at Crystal Mountain Resort near West Kelowna, B.C., deroped, sending three chairs plummeting into the snow and putting four people in hospital.A newly released report from the BC Safety Authority makes seven recommendations aimed at preventing a similar mishap.The bulk of those recommendations deal with the proper use of counterweight on a chairlift rope.The safety authority says Crystal Mountain has received those recommendations but has yet to complete any work.The hill's website says it plans to reopen for the 2015-16 ski season.