Another young child has fallen off a ski lift, this time in Jackson, Wyoming. Jackson Hole Fire Battalion Chief Mike Moyer reported that 7-year-old Blaize Oswald was responsive when the ski patrol got to him Wednesday, New Years Eve. Authorities say the boy who fell 30 feet at Snow King Resort is in stable condition and recovering from injuries — a ruptured lung and minor brain bleeding — at a Salt Lake City hospital.
At Alta ski area near Salt Lake City, a 4-year-old girl fell Dec. 19 from a chair lift that has no safety bar. The girl was found face-down in the snow and not breathing when ski patrol arrived but made a full recovery days later at a hospital.
In addition to the two younsters fallling from a lift chair, an entire lift full of guests was unseated when brakes failed o a lift at the Devil’s Head Ski Resort in Merrimac After the ski lift malfunction injured 14 skiers and snowboarders at , a state inspector found two more ski lifts at the facility that require replacement of devices that would prevent a similar accident. The inspector recommended replacing anti-rollback devices on two other ski lifts so the ski chairs won’t begin moving backward.