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Man claims Welch chair lift battered him in 2008 incident

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A Louisiana man claims Welch Village Ski Area staff acted negligently when a chairlift continued to spin and rake over him after he became stuck on a ski hill.

An attorney for Robert L. Higgins filed suit against the ski area after the 2008 incident, which left the man with what he claims are serious injuries.

"They weren't paying attention on the lift and it resulted in him getting a pretty nasty injury," Larry Stern, an attorney for Higgins, told the R-E Tuesday.

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