Several Injured After Ski Lift Breaks; 200 Are Rescued

Cable jumps track, stranding skiers in Maine
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2010 3:26 PM CST
In this 2005 file photo released by Sugarloaf USA, a snowboarder makes his way down Sugarloaf Mountain alongside a ski lift in Carrabassett, Maine.   (AP Photo/Sugarloaf USA, File)

(Newser) – Several people were injured when a ski lift broke at a Maine ski resort today, sending their chairs plunging about 30 feet to the ground. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. All 200 or so people who had been trapped on the lift at the Sugarloaf resort have been safely brought down, reports CNN. A local hospital said it received three injured skiers and was expecting three more. A seventh person was transferred elsewhere. Click here for more details on the accident, which occurred when a cable slipped off a pulley.

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