FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2010 photo, visitors wait to board a cable car in San Francisco's Union Square. In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging cable cars stand out as a top draw. They also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millions of dollars annually the city pays out to settle lawsuits for broken bones, severed feet and bad bruises caused when 19th Century technology runs headlong into 21st Century city traffic and congestion. Recently, five passengers and two workers were injured after an inch-long bolt in the track caused their cable car to slam to a sudden stop. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2010 photo, visitors wait to board a cable car in San Francisco's Union Square.  In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging cable cars stand out as a top draw. They also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millions of dollars annually the city pays out to settle lawsuits for broken bones, severed feet and bad bruises caused when 19th Century technology runs headlong into 21st Century city traffic and congestion.  Recently, five passengers and two workers were injured after an inch-long bolt in the track caused their cable car to slam to a sudden stop.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2010 photo, visitors wait to board a cable car in San Francisco's Union Square. In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging cable cars stand out as a top draw. They also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millions of dollars annually the city pays out to settle lawsuits for broken bones, severed feet and bad bruises caused when 19th Century technology runs headlong into 21st Century city traffic and congestion. Recently, five passengers and two workers were injured after an inch-long bolt in the track caused their cable car to slam to a sudden stop. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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