• WATCH: Haywire ski lift runs in reverse, flings off terrified skiers

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    GADAURI, Georgia - A terrifying accident involving a ski lift at a resort in Eastern Europe that started running in reverse at high speed and flinging off horrified skiers was caught on cellphone video and posted on YouTube.

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    It happened in Gadauri, Georgia, in the Greater Caucasus Mountains.

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    The malfunctioning lift violently tossed tourists to the ground as it picked up speed, injuring 10 people, according to The Telegraph, including a Ukrainian man who broke his hand.

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    At least one news outlet reported the ski lift operator was to blame for the accident, although it’s unclear exactly what happened.

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