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Swiss must improve lift safety
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It follows an accident in Grindelwald in which one person died and 3 others were seriously hurt last winter.

A gondola was blown off its cables by high winds at the beginning of January and a German skier was killed.

After a full investigation the Swiss Federal Government has instructed lift companies to improve safety standards and security.

In a hard hitting report lift companies across Switzerland have been ordered to pay greater attention to safety standards.

Earlier this month operators of the Nevis Range in Scotland and a member of staff were fined £3,000 after one of its cable cars fell of its supporting cable. 

A family of 3 was hurt in the accident that happened 2 years ago.

According to a report on the BBC web site The Nevis Range admitted contravening health and safety rules.

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