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7 Injured in Chairlift Accident at Maine's Sugarloaf

Saturday, 21 March 2015 01:56 PM

Seven people have been injured in a chairlift accident at a Maine ski area that had a similar incident five years ago.

Sugarloaf Mountain Resort spokesman Ethan Austin says the resort believes none of the injuries sustained Saturday are life-threatening.

About 200 people were riding the King Pine quad lift Saturday morning when the lift stopped, then went backward. The lift was stopped and its riders evacuated.

The resort says the injured have been treated by ski patrol and were being taken off the mountain for treatment by emergency medical responders at the scene.

The cause of the accident is unknown.

The Carrabassett Valley, ski area was the site of another chairlift accident in 2010 in which a 35-year-old lift derailed, injuring eight skiers.

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