Killington Employee Dies

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Killington Employee Dies Following Accident

The lift mechanic was working on the Skyeship Gondola Saturday afternoon.

A longtime Killington mechanic died on Saturday as a result of an injury sustained while working alone on a lift.

According to the Vermont State Police, Jeffrey K. Chalk was found "injured and unresponsive" by another employee around 4 PM on Saturday afternoon at the Skyeship Gondola North Brook midstation. Chalk reportedly fell 13 feet from a catwalk onto a concrete floor.

According to the Vermont State Police, Chalk was pronounced dead that day at Rutland Regional Medical Center at 5:33 PM.

The tragic death is the second industry fatality to occur in New England this season. A long time Nashoba Valley employee died in a maintenance accident in November.

Source: "NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com"

Comments

  • joshua_segaljoshua_segal expert
    Posts: 1,864
    My son works at Killington and knew him.  According to my son,  some years ago, this guy fell 65 feet from a tram  tower at Jackson Hole; was clinically dead and was revived.  Ironic that he survived a 65' fall and died form  a 13 footer.
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