Free Confidential Consultation 860-322-5302


Five People Injured in Tubing Accident at Connecticut Ski Resort

Posted by Paul Levin | Feb 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

An accident at a Connecticut ski resort injured five people on New Year's Day 2013 when a cable towing a group of people up the mountain in an inner tube broke. Accidents such as these are apparently rather common, as another accident at the same resort less than a year earlier injured three people. Claims for injuries against a ski resort, using a theory of premises liability, are difficult because of the danger inherent in the activity, although a claimant may be able to claim a product defect against a tube or lift manufacturer.

The accident occurred late in the afternoon of Tuesday, January 1, 2013. As an inner tube holding six people was being towed up the mountain at Woodbury Ski Area, the cable broke. The tube slid back down the tubing ramp and collided with the lift at the base of the slope. Five of the six riders were taken to nearby Waterbury Hospital with injuries. All but two of them were released that day. A nineteen year-old woman remained in intensive care for several days with multiple injuries, while a thirty-eight year-old man continued to receive treatment for a head injury. Other injuries included a foot injury and a concussion. The Connecticut State Police was investigating the accident to determine if any criminal charges were warranted, along with the Woodbury fire marshal and the state's Bureau of Elevators.

About the Author

Paul Levin

Attorney Levin was admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut beginning 1989 and in New York Federal district court beginning 1992. He is a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the National Association for American Justice. Prior to establishing his own law firm, Attorney Levin was associated with the…


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Where We Serve

Statewide practice serving all counties throughout Connecticut and the following cities: Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, Milford, West Haven, Middletown, Norwich, Shelton, Torrington, New London, Ansonia, Derby, Groton and Winsted.