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Our client v. Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Garaventa Ltd

Confidential settlement amount. This is the very well known Squaw Valley tram accident that happened just north of Lake Tahoe in California at the Squaw Valley ski resort. The tragic events were made into a television movie. Our client and her husband were passengers in the large tram that leads from the ski village to the top of the mountain. The cable pulling the tram was held in place by a cable securing device that failed allowing the cable to slice into the tram fatally wounding plaintiff’s husband before her eyes. In fact, plaintiff held her dying husband in her arms waiting for rescue and praying for his survival. Unfortunately, help did not arrive in time. The tram was defective in design in that its cable holding device failed.