DENVER — Colorado officials are recommending safety changes to ski lift systems statewide following the death of a woman.

Colorado’s chief chairlift inspector Larry Smith told The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/2qx0Y9Y ) Monday that the upcoming changes to chairlifts will be small, but will improve safety.

The move follows the death of Texas mother who died last December after falling from a chairlift. Kelly Huber and her two daughters fell from the chair after they hit a tower.

Officials are looking to implement a system that would create a delay between when lift operators slow and accelerate a chairlift’s speed. They believe the change will reduce the chairs’ movement. The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board is considering making the delay system a requirement.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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