A Vermont Ski resort employee is dead after falling thirteen feet from a catwalk. He is believed to have been working alone at the time of the fall.
Jeffrey K. Chalk, 53, had been a long time employee of the Killington Ski Resort in Killington, Vermont. At about 4 p.m. a fellow employee found him unresponsive on a cement floor.
There was evidence that Chalk had sustained a serious head injury.
Chalk was transported to Rutland Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Chalk will undergo an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of his death. The resort is working with Vermont State Police in the ongoing investigation.
On Sunday, Mike Solimano, President and General Manager of Killington Resort, released a statement regarding Chalk's death:
"All of us here at Killington Resort are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and co-worker. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Jeff’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Jeff worked tirelessly throughout his 28 year career to ensure lifts operated safely and reliably. He will be missed by coworkers and guests alike.” said Solimano.