SKOWHEGAN — The wife of Eaton Mountain Ski Area owner David Beers left a message on her cellphone a day after her husband was seriously injured in a mechanical accident on the mountain.

“I love you guys — Dave’s doing well and they’re taking very good care of him,” Donna Beers said in the message, posted from Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

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Donna Beers said earlier Monday that her husband was having surgery on a dislocated ankle and had a broken jaw and minor cuts and bruises. That was the extent of his injuries, despite the fact that an 18,000-pound snow groomer had rolled over him, she said.

David Beers, 40, and another man were trying to fix a track on the vehicle when it accidentally slipped into gear, onlookers said Sunday.

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