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State opens own investigation into widow’s claims in Sugarloaf skier death

David Morse, of Kingston, Nova Scotia died in a skiing accident at Sugarloaf ski resort on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — The director of Maine Emergency Services says the state agency has launched its own investigation into the response to a fatal skiing accident at Sugarloaf resort.

David Morse, 41, of Nova Scotia was seriously injured on Jan. 12 when he struck a tree on an easier trail. He died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital of chest injuries.

Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, which owns the ambulance service, launched an internal investigation after Morse’s wife complained about the treatment he received from the ambulance crew.

Jay Bradshaw, director of emergency services, tells WCSH that the probe will allow investigators to dig a little more deeply into the accident and the response.

Morse was on vacation with his wife and two children.

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