Stranded skiers reported on Pennsylvania chairlift

Frederick Owens
December 17, 2017

The lift accident at Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania has left several people injured, witnesses report. We have contacted the manufacturer of the lift to diagnose what caused the malfunction, as well as the appropriate state agencies prior to re-opening.

Five people sustained minor injuries after a ski lift malfunction Saturday morning at Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg.

A chairlift at Tussey Mountain broke down earlier today, triggering an emergency response of ambulances and police cars.

"Having difficulties with the chairlift. we are working on it now". The beginner's slope and tubing area remained open.

Stranded skiers reported on Pennsylvania chairlift

Eastern Dutchess County Fire and Rescue said four chairs "slid backwards and slammed into each other".

The extent of their injuries were not immediately known, but authorities said they were all minor in nature. Bradley Smail said the ski lift was immediately shut down.

Police said it took 90 minutes to evacuate the chair lift, including people who were stranded aloft when the lift was stopped.

December 16 was the first day the slopes were open for the season.

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