Ski Lift Malfunction Strands Dozens, 5 Have Minor Injuries

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Emergency crews were called to the scene in Tussey Mountain, Boalsburg, where five people were reportedly injured. Tussey Mountain is located inBoalsburg, Pennsylvania.

The State College, Pennsylvania, police said there were five minor injuries in the pile-up, none life-threatening.

That caused a domino effect to several other lift chairs.

"We take the safety of our guests very seriously, and are saddened to learn that there were non-life threatening injuries as a result of this accident", it reads.

A chairlift at Tussey Mountain broke down earlier today, triggering an emergency response of ambulances and police cars.

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The chairlift remained closed for the rest of the day but will be reopened on Friday if it is proven to be safe enough to use again, he said.

'My husband, your employee is sitting here in the ER.

Tussey Mountain's Twitter page also responded to a comment on social media, writing, "There has not been a collapse, this is misleading". So is another employee.

Onlookers reported that the lift had stopped before the chairs slid into one another leaving skiers crushed together.

Representatives from the resort apologized for the mishap in a statement provided to TIME. "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused to all of our skiers and snowboarders and want to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and support".