The family of a 51-year-old man killed in a chairlift accident last summer has sued Heavenly Mountain Resort for unspecified damages. See Tragic Freak Summer Lift Accident.
In the case of Dickson, et al vs. Heavenly et al, filed late last week in the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado, family members Rebecca, Patrick and Bryan Dickson have sued the ski resort as well as zip line maker Terra Nova LLC and Sampson Rope Technologies for the Aug. 31, 2009 death. The husband and wife were injured when the retrieval line from the ski area’s zip line ride tangled with the Tamarack Express chairlift, knocking Mark Dickson from the lift. Dickson’s 47-year-old wife of one month, plaintiff Rebecca Dickson, was also seriously injured in the incident.