Death on the Alps Fuels Safety Debate

German politician Dieter Althaus, who strayed onto the wrong sky slope and fatally injured a fellow skier during a collision, was convicted today of manslaughter by negligence. A court in the Austrian town of Irdning sentenced Althaus, a state governor and key ally to Chancellor Angela Merkel, to a fine of $41,500. In addition, the court ordered him to pay a fine of $6,250 to compensate the husband of Beata Christandl, the mother of four, who was killed in the accident. Althaus did not...Full Story
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