Friday, December 18, 2009

Ski lift accident in Wisconsin

Investigators were trying to determine Friday how a packed ski lift suddenly ran backward, injuring at least a dozen people . . . the incident occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday at Devil's Head Resort in Merrimac, about 25 miles northwest of Madison. The lift was operating normally when it stopped and reversed direction . . . dozens of skiers jump[ed] off the lift, some falling more than 20 feet, to avoid smashing into a wall at the bottom . . . the lift eventually stopped. Resort employees and rescue workers spent more than two hours getting skiers down . . . At least 12 people were treated for injuries at the scene . . . Some were hurt as chairs hit the ground near the lift's base . . . Others tried to jump off the chairs . . .

For every one person who says, “I voluntarily chose to go night skiing, an inherently dangerous activity”, ten people will say, “Let’s sue!”

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