Lawsuit over ski chairlift accident at Sugarloaf is settled
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A Delaware couple has reached an out-of-court settlement with Maine’s Sugarloaf ski resort over a 2010 chairlift malfunction that sent them and their two daughters plunging about 30 feet. Terms haven’t been disclosed.
A Sugarloaf spokesman say the settlement with Michael and Patricia Katz of Wilmington, Delaware, brings an end to litigation stemming from the December 2010 accident. The lawsuit contended the father suffered a traumatic brain injury and that both girls suffered closed-head injuries.
The Sun Journal first reported the settlement Monday.
The family was riding on the East Spillway lift when a cable jumped its track, causing five chairs to plummet. That chairlift was removed and replaced with a new one. Seven people were hurt in another incident last March when a different lift began moving backward.