Widower Sues Granby Ranch, Says Lift Operators Knew Chairlift Was Unsafe Before Deadly Accident

Widower Sues Granby Ranch, Says Lift Operators Knew Chairlift Was Unsafe Before Deadly Accident

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Widower Sues Granby Ranch, Says Lift Operators Knew Chairlift Was Unsafe Before Deadly Accident

Cover Photo: DAVID BERKOWITZ

The husband of the late Kelly Huber is suing Granby Ranch ski area, saying the tragic accident which took his wife’s life was the result of negligence on the part of the lift operators.

Related: Colorado State Board Votes Granby Ranch Did Not Violate Law In Chairlift Death (Although Confirm Safety Violations)

Back on December 29, 2016,  Kelly and her two children were riding the Quickdraw chairlift when all of a sudden the lift stopped. The three passengers all fell from the lift. Kelly Huber perished in the fall and her two children suffered injuries but survived the event.

According to The Denver Post, the husband of the dearly departed, William Huber filed the lawsuit in Denver on Friday. The lawsuit claims that multiple skiers and riders had previously told various ski area staff that the lift was not safe. William Huber says those fateful warnings were not heeded in time.

Last spring, an investigation by the  Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board concluded that the chairlift malfunction in question was caused by a “rare dynamic event” involving the chair’s electronic drive system.

Find the entire Denver Post article here: Lawsuit details Texas woman’s death in fall from Ski Granby Ranch lift

 

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