Hemsedal: Ski center has to pay 5.4 million kroner in compensation and fines after fatal accident

Hemsedal ski centerPhoto: Halvard Alvik / NTB
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Skistar, the company that runs Hemsedal ski center, has been convicted of gross negligence after a fatal accident. The company must pay NOK 5.4 million in fines and compensation.

A woman died after driving into a transformer station when she was skiing at Tottenløypa in March 2019.

Skistar did not accept the fine of NOK 5 million, and the case ended up in court. Now the majority in Buskerud District Court has come to the conclusion that the company had acted with gross negligence, Hallingdølen writes. In addition to the fine, Skistar must also pay NOK 382,250 in compensation and reparation. 

The court believes the woman was not careless and that there was too little security at the place where the accident happened. The minority in court – one of the two co-judges – believes there was no negligence.

The board of the company now has to decide wheter to appeal the decision. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Hemsedal: Ski center has to pay 5.4 million kroner in compensation and fines after fatal accident"

  1. Vernon Childers | 4. May 2022 at 16:45 | Reply

    What about skiing in control at all times? Never drive or ski so fast that stopping distance exceeds visual sight distance.

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