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Wind said to be key factor in Maine lift accident

 Map locates the Sugarloaf ski area
 This photo provided by Betsy Twombly shows a skier being taken down the mountain on a toboggan, left, as other skiers remain on the slope, rear, and ...
 This photo provided by Al Noyes shows skiers and lift chairs on the slope after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mountain at the Sugarloaf ...
 This photo provided by Al Noyes shows a skier trying to climb down from a stalled ski lift chair after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mou...
 This photo provided by Al Noyes shows skiers and lift chairs on the slope, lower right, after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mountain at ...
 Sugarloaf mountain is seen on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 in Carrabasset Valley, Maine, where a 35-year-old chair lift set for improvements failed in high...
 This photo provided by Betsy Twombly shows a skier being helped down from a lift chair, center, after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski moun...

SKI LIFT ACCIDENT

Map locates the Sugarloaf ski area

Ski Lift Accident

This photo provided by Betsy Twombly shows a skier being taken down the mountain on a toboggan, left, as other skiers remain on the slope, rear, and ...

ADDITION Ski Lift Accident

This photo provided by Al Noyes shows skiers and lift chairs on the slope after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mountain at the Sugarloaf ...

ADDITION Ski Lift Accident

This photo provided by Al Noyes shows a skier trying to climb down from a stalled ski lift chair after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mou...

ADDITION Ski Lift Accident

This photo provided by Al Noyes shows skiers and lift chairs on the slope, lower right, after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski mountain at ...

Ski Lift Accident

Sugarloaf mountain is seen on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 in Carrabasset Valley, Maine, where a 35-year-old chair lift set for improvements failed in high...

Ski Lift Accident

This photo provided by Betsy Twombly shows a skier being helped down from a lift chair, center, after a lift derailed on the state's tallest ski moun...

Investigators say high wind was a primary factor in a chair lift accident at a Maine ski area that injured eight.
Ethan Austin, a spokesman for the Sugarloaf resort, says the preliminary findings were made Wednesday by inspectors from the Maine Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety.
The investigation into Tuesday's accident is continuing.


Updated : 2021-03-02 07:36 GMT+08:00