Published: Sun, December 17, 2017
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Multiple injured after ski lift malfunctions in Tussey Mountain resort

Multiple injured after ski lift malfunctions in Tussey Mountain resort

The malfunction happened at about 10:20 a.m. and caused four chairs to slide backwards and crash into each other near the top of the slope.

"Tussey also caught flack online for a tweet posted early in the day, reporting "difficulties" with the chairlift and ending with what some saw as a flippant "#sorry".

Tussey Mountain opened for the season Saturday.

Ski patrol and emergency personnel lower skiers and snowboarders from a lift after it malfunctioned.

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A ski lift malfunctioned Saturday morning at a small mountain near State College in central Pennsylvania, injuring five skiers and stranding others, according to NBC affiliate WJAC. He said five had minor injuries.

The Centre Daily Times reports people were lowered by ropes and several were transported from the area by ambulance. Management said they were not yet sure if the main slopes would be open on Sunday as a mechanic was still evaluating the ski lift system.

"We take the safety of our guests very seriously, and are saddened to learn that there were non-life threatening injuries as a result of this accident", the company said. "We apologize to anyone who was offended by our hashtag".

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