yes it is, people are responsible for checking the lifts. As a patroller we have to check the lift every time we ride it and make sure the haul rope is running through the sheave trains properly. Not to say that it is someone's fault definitely, but it is definitely something to be looked at. And I'm sure there could be people at Boyne in upper level management in trouble as well, but that is just my speculation.
Also, if anyone wants an interesting read...
Most of it is rumors, but there is some interesting stuff in there as well