Eight injured in Georgia ski chair lift crush

The malfunctioning lift- operating much faster than normal- sent skiers flying in all directions

The malfunctioning lift- operating much faster than normal- sent skiers flying in all directions

A ski lift accident that injured several people was caught on cellphone video in the country of Georgia.

Yuri Leontyev, 32, from Belarus, was on the ski lift with two friends when the incident occurred.

"People who fell under the "meat grinder" after the chairs collided received numerous injuries," Knyshov from Ukraine wrote on Facebook.

Riders were seen flying into the air after the swings whipped around a corner at the bottom of the lift. "The speed increased, it was out of control". "The lift could not be stopped".

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Video shot by people next to the lift, posted on social media, showed skiers jumping or falling from the carriages, as horrified onlookers shouted in panic.

Gudauri is a ski resort located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia at an elevation of 2,200 meters above sea level with a skiable area enjoying maximum exposure to the sun. Ski patrol and three ambulance crew members were deployed to the scene, the Mountain Company said.

According to verified information, 8 people were injured due to injuries and reversals in Gudauri. The resort's administration has asked the manufacturer of the ski lift, Doppelmayr Group, to send inspectors to the site for a full investigation of the fault.

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