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Brighton sued in girl’s fall from lift

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A Salt Lake County couple is suing Brighton Ski Resort after their 6-year-old daughter fell from a ski lift there in January.

According to a civil suit filed recently in 3rd District Court, the girl was allowed to ride the Majestic Ski Lift by herself after an operator assured her parents the lift was safe for small children.

The ski lift was not equipped with protective bars or other guards to protect riders, the suit states. While the girl rode the lift, teenagers began rocking a different chair in which they were riding. The girl's chair also began to rock, ejecting her from the seat and causing her to fall to the ground, the suit states.

The girl suffered non-permanent injuries incident to the fall.

The couple maintains Brighton was negligent in allowing children to ride the lift without supervision or a protective device. The ski resort was further negligent in allowing other riders to "roughhouse" and cause the entire lift to sway, according to the suit.

The suit seeks an unspecified amount for medical costs, general damages, court costs and attorney's fees.