Family Of Woman Who Died In Chairlift Fall Files Lawsuit

The family of the woman who fell to her death from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the resort. Kelly Huber was killed after she fell 25 feet from the Quick Draw lift last December. Her two daughters, who were also thrown out of the chair lift, were injured, but survived the fall. Kelly’s husband, William Huber, filed a federal lawsuit in Denver, claiming the resort knew the lift was unsafe. After investigating the incident, The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board determined the fall occurred due to recent changes to the chair lifts control system and rapid speed changes from the lift operator. The board concluded the issues that occurred within the lift control system were the primary contributor to the fall, which was described as “unprecedented”. Deaths from ski lift falls in the United States are extremely rare, with Huber’s death the first to occur since 1993.

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