Transcript for Chairlifts collide in ski-lift malfunction, injuring 5
We move on to a ski lift malfunction in central Pennsylvania that trapped several people in midair. Reporter: Good morning, Dan and Paula. Saturday was the first day of the ski season at tussy mountain in Pennsylvania. Fresh snow. Relatively sunny skies. At 10:00 A.M., the excitement turned to pan irk as the chair lift malfunctioned leaving more than a dozen skiers pinned in midair. A dramatic scene as scores a and snow boarders dangerled from a chair lift if central Pennsylvania. Approximately three-fourths up the mountain, there is approximately 0 people pinned. The chair lid back wards and krooshed into the one behind it. A total of 100 people need to get off the lift. Reporter: A domino effect leaving four chairs teetering in the air. Tussy mountain packed with tourists. Many watched in horror. Any jaw dropped. I was like, oh, my gosh. I sat there for awhile and was watching the emergency personnel woman up. All this stuff fell off. People don't have their ski boots. Reporter: At least five people hurt. Rescuers lowering them one by one to safety. During the almost two-hour. Ordeal, staff evacuating all passengers from the lift. The resort saying, we take the safety of our guests very seriously. And are saddened to learn there were nonlife threatening injuries as the result of this accident. In the last two years, two boys at two different resorts in dangerous situations the. Hang in there, bud. Reporter: Hanging off the lift. Ow, my arm! Reporter: Luckily, both were rescued in time. Chair lifts are normally very safe. 12 deaths on lifts in 40 years. But accidents do happen. In Maine, seven people were I juried when this ski lift started rolling in reverse. Rare, but scary moments above the slope. What I saw happen was a very scary but yet humbling event at Tussey mountain today. Reporter: Thankfully, none of the injuries were life threatening. The resort stays lift was tested an given a passing grade. They're investigating what wept wrong and taking steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. It is very rare. It is very rare. I'll hold on tightener February with my family. Thank you. A lot of other news, it's over to Ron Claiborne. Good morning, sir. Good morning, Dan and Paula.
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