Sugarloaf Ski Lift Update 

In October inspectors found three problems with a ski lift at Sugarloaf that derailed and fell to the ground this week.That’s the word from a State inspection report which says the problems were routine.An inspector found that the 35-year-old lift needed a guard placed over a drive shaft running from an electric motor to a brake.The inspector recommended that trees and brush be cut from under the lift’s top section, too… but the report doesn’t shed any light on why a lift cable popped out of place Tuesday.Eight people were sent to hospitals. At least one of them remains hospitalized and is in satisfactory condition.