Originally Posted by Voyager
Glad you liked it. I thought being able to see where the cables met and got driven was awesome.
I've never seen a movie set in that place. I'm sure someone could think of a showdown amidst the cables or something.
We don't need no steenking movie! It happened in real life!
Did you notice those humongous pulley wheels on the machine room floor? Did you notice that in each case, there are two huge pulleys side-by-side that rotate in opposite directions?
Some years ago, a maintenance worker was doing some work down there, while one of those sets of cables was not operating. He was positioned through the spokes of the pulley wheels. (Can you see already where this is going?)
Something shifted somewhere along the cable line (maybe one of the cable cars rolled a little or something), the pulleys turned a little (the two side-by-side in opposite directions), and the guy in the spokes got cut in half.
This was in the news maybe 30 years ago or so.