WATCH: Ski Lift Malfunctions, Throws Riders Off


A ski lift in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday, March 16, causing several injuries. According to CNN, the ski lift started moving backwards at a high speed and people on the lift were thrown off. Nearly one dozen people were injured.

The accident happened in Gudauri, Georgia, at a resort near the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, according to Sports Illustrated. Initial video of the incident was posted on social media by Instagram user Alena Pakhomova.

As you can see, ski lift riders were taken down the hill in reverse and were thrown from the bench as they rounded the bottom corner. While some riders were able to jump off, others were flung from the lift, their bodies tossed up in the area and landing in the snow below.