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Arch superintendnet wants snapped cable investigated



St. Louis, MO – The superintendent of the Gateway Arch plans to ask for an investigation into this weekend's power outage which left more than 200 people trapped for a few hours.

Specifically, OSHA and the maker of the cable that snapped will be asked to look into the incident.

Power briefly went out again for about 15 minutes Sunday after the Arch had reopened to the public. It was believed to be linked to the earlier incident Saturday night.

About 200 people were trapped inside the 630-foot arch for about two hours after a cable snapped and struck an electrified rail, causing the outage.

Only one of the two trams that take visitors to the top of the Arch was being used Sunday.

The power outage occurred as thousands were attending a free concert and fireworks show on the Arch grounds.

The structure, one of the region's most popular attractions, is operated by the National Park Service and opened in 1966.


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