Maintenance Failure – Ski Lift Malfunction causes Riders to be Flung Off Chairs
WORLD – Georgia: 3.16.2018 – The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. Gudauri Resort in the former Soviet Republic ski lift malfunctioned and rolled backwards out of control at high speed. The lift was loaded with mountain riders seeking uphill access. Skiers jumped as chairs crashed together near the lift’s loading area. Many who didn’t jump were flunge from chairs from rotational force around the cable wheel. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals.