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In a distressing incident at Park City Mountain, a lawsuit has been filed against Vail Resorts following a grave chairlift accident in December 2020. A 10-year-old girl, celebrating her birthday, fell 30 feet from the Iron Mountain Express lift at Canyons Village, resulting in serious injuries.

The lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of the resort’s employees, claiming the lift operator failed to stop the lift immediately after the girl began dangling from it, contrary to Utah’s chairlift regulations.

The girl’s father, in an attempt to aid her, jumped from the lift, sustaining multiple injuries, including a broken pelvis and ribs. This case highlights concerns over employee training and safety protocol adherence at ski resorts.

The family seeks damages through a jury trial, emphasizing the need for stringent safety measures and accountability in ski resort operations. This incident follows another tragic event in January 2023, where a ski patroller died under similar neglect, prompting a fine against Vail Resorts of $2,500 by the Utah Department of Safety and Health, which Vail has contested.

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