A chairlift broke Thursday night at a popular ski resort in Wisconsin that Chicago-area skiers like to frequent. The frightening malfunction resulted in personal injuries to at least fourteen people. There were at least three serious injuries and seven non-serious injuries. Thankfully, none of the personal injuries were considered life-threatening.
The Midwest ski resort was still open following the accident, but the malfunctioning lift was still shut down while state officials were conducting an investigation into the cause of the personal injury accident. A person on the lift said that he could hear the chairs at the bottom crashing into things, so he knew he had to jump and get off of the malfunctioning lift. Some people jumped more than 20 feet to the ground. One person told reports that he heard a girl screaming that her back was broken. The ski lift was reportedly inspected just last month.
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