Ski resorts in Massachusetts would be required to hand out helmets for free with all ski equipment rentals, under proposed legislation being considered by the state House. After a constituent’s son was seriously injured during a ski accident, a state representative learned that his constituent’s teenage son was discouraged from wearing a helmet by ski resort attendants renting him equipment, but he opted to wear one anyway. It was what saved his life when he hit a tree. The bill (H 638) would also require ski resorts to report injury statistics annually.

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