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Tubing Crash at Woodbury Ski Area Injures 5

Posted by Brendan Faulkner of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jan 07, 2013 in Product Liability

On New Years Day, 5 people were sent to the hospital with serious neck, back and head injuries after an inner tube being towed up the mountain broke free from the cable, causing it to slam into the base of the lift at the bottom of the hill.  

The crash is under investigation by the Woodbury fire marshal's office, the Connecticut State Police, and the Bureau of Elevators and Lifts, which is responsible for inspections and certifications of elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, and moving walks.  OSHA is also investigating.

The Woodbury Ski Area is owned by Rod Taylor.

As a result of the accident, seven employees of the Woodbury Ski Area were displaced when town officials cited the business for housing occupancy violations.  The Waterbury Republican American reported that in 2009 the fire marshal discovered 18 staff members living on the property in an apartment approved for 4.

That same article cited Woodbury Ambulance Association President Julie Slivinski's estimate that the ski area averages a medical emergency every week during the winter season and about every day during the Christmas school vacation.

When serious injuries occur, it's important that those that are responsible for them are held accountable for their actions. At the law office of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, a Waterbury personal injury lawyer from our firm can help to review the details of your claim and explain what options may be available to you. For your free, initial consultation, contact us today via this website or by calling (866) 848-7077.

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