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Tahoe ski resort sued over chairlift death

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With Lake Tahoe as a backdrop, a skier kicks up some powder at Heavenly Ski Resort, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas) With Lake Tahoe as a backdrop, a skier kicks up some powder at Heavenly Ski Resort, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas)

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A family has sued a Lake Tahoe ski resort and other companies over the death of a man who fell from a chairlift at the resort.

Defendants named in the lawsuit filed Thursday in El Dorado County Superior Court include Heavenly Mountain Resort, Terra-Nova LLC and Sampson Rope Technologies.

Rebecca, Patrick and Bryan Dickson seek unspecified damages in connection with the Aug. 31 death of 51-year-old Mark Dickson.

According to the suit, he died after falling from Heavenly's Tamarack Express chairlift, which became entangled with a rope retrieval line from the resort's new ZipRider zip line ride.

The accident also seriously injured Dickson's wife of one month, 47-year-old Rebecca.

Heavenly officials declined to comment.

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