- Jun 4, 2004
- NEK by Birth
I thought we had discussed this in January but I am not seeing it anywhere. A ski patroller died when a snow laden tree fell on the haul rope of the Short Cut Triple Chair on the Canyons side. The force caused the patroller to be ejected from the chair and launched fifty feet before hitting the snow and dying of asphyxiation. UOSH/OSHA investigated and determined that PCMR's morning lift line inspections were inadequate as were training of the lift operators. LiftBlog has provided a summary and the actual report. The local news station has also reported (and interviewed Professor Sean Doll from NVU Lyndon) Both are below.
The Utah Division of Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH) issued a $2,500 violation to Park City Mountain for the January death of an employee after a tree fell on the Short Cut triple chair. The …
Regulators say Park City Mountain Resort violated safety standards in an accident where a tree fell on a ski lift line, killing an employee.