Burst snow cannon hose puts worker in clinic

A worker maintaining a snow-making machine had to be hospitalised after a water hose burst.Officials in the Salzburg ski resort of Obertauern said today (Thurs) the 50-year-old man’s right leg was seriously injured by pieces of metal hurled into the air due to the water pressure in the incident which happened yesterday afternoon.Obertauern is one of Austria’s largest winter sport resorts. The skiing hotspot’s slopes will be groomed for a few more weeks this winter due to good weather conditions and a positive outlook. Tourism managers in Obertauern and most other winter sports locations in the Austrian Alps are using snow cannons to improve the conditions on pistes regardless of the amount of fallen snow.