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Ski Lift Company Issues Bulletin After Sugarloaf Accident

A chairlift company is warning ski resort operators of a potential design flaw believed to have contributed to an accident that injured seven people at Sugarloaf in Maine

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    Ski Lift Company Issues Bulletin After Sugarloaf Accident
    David Souweine
    David Souweine shared video of people jumping and falling from a chairlift that started going backward Saturday on Maine's Sugarloaf Mountain, injuring seven people.

    A chairlift company is warning ski resort operators of a potential design flaw believed to have contributed to an accident that injured seven people at Sugarloaf in Maine.

    Partek Ski Lifts of Pine Island, New York, issued a bulletin Thursday warning operators using Borvig and Partek lifts to check certain safety components and to pay attention to a particular electrical switch.

    Engineers believe an electrical switch prevented a safety system from locking a 27-year-old Borvig chairlift in place after a mechanical failure last weekend.

    The National Ski Areas Association believes about 170 lifts could be affected by the design issue. There are about 3,500 lifts in use nationwide.

    7 Injured in Lift Accident at Sugarloaf

    [NECN] 7 Injured in Lift Accident at Sugarloaf
    Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, confirms a lift evacuation is underway due to an accident on King Pine.
    (Published Saturday, March 21, 2015)

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