Jury Awards Wachusett Skier $3.3 Million After Fall From Chairlift
The skier reportedly hit a snow gun and fell from the lift.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Polar Express Quad (March 2015 Photo)
A Middlesex Superior Court jury has awarded a family $3.3 million in damages, following an accident at Wachusett ski area in March of 2015.
Alex Hache, then 12, reportedly did not load properly on the Polar Express high speed quad and was hanging from the chair. The lift operator allegedly did not notice, and the hanging child reportedly hit a snowgun and fell off the lift, suffering serious injuries. According to the Worcester Telegram, the child "suffered a severe concussion, five fractured vertebrae and a fractured pelvis from the fall" but did not require surgery.