Chairlift Supervisor Found Guilty of Manslaughter In Boys Death

Chairlift Supervisor Found Guilty of Manslaughter In Boys Death

ALL

Chairlift Supervisor Found Guilty of Manslaughter In Boys Death

By

8530278065_b81b9c95ce_zLa Plagne ski resort. French Alps. Image by ludovic / CC BY-SA 2.0

Richard Cettour, 50, of Bonnevaux, has been found guilty of indirect manslaughter of a 14 year old British boy who died in a chairlift accident at La Plagne in February 2011. 

Also Read: Chairlift Supervisor Faces Manslaughter Charge in Wake of 14-Year-Old’s Death

Kieran Brookes, 14, was attempting to get off a six-seater lift when a strap on his backpack got caught on the chair. The boy was left dangling in the air with straps and clothing blocking off his airway.

Cettour, who was the supervisor of the lift, was not at his post at the time of the accident. It has been reported that he also failed to press the emergency stop button despite skiers urging him to do so.

Cettour has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for his roll in the tragic event.

 

More Unofficial Networks