VSP Press Release-Incident
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
TROOPER: Det. Sgt. Robert Patten
DATE/TIME: January 7, 2017, at 4 PM
LOCATION: Killington Ski Resort
VICTIM: Jeffrey K. Chalk
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pittsford, Vermont
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On January 7, 2017, at about 4 PM, EMS responded to the Killington Ski Resort in the town of Killington, Vermont, for an injured employee. The employee, Jeffrey K. Chalk, had been found injured and unresponsive by a fellow resort employee. Chalk, a gondola mechanic, was discovered on the floor of Skyeship Gondola's North Brook Terminal. Chalk was aided by medical personnel at the resort and subsequently transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC) where he was pronounced dead at 5:33 PM.
The initial indications are Chalk, a longtime Killington Ski Resort employee, was working alone when he fell approximately thirteen feet from a catwalk to the cement floor below. There was evidence that Chalk had sustained a serious head injury. Chalk will undergo an autopsy at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) to determine the cause and manner of death. Chalk's death is being jointly
investigated by the Vermont State Police and the OCME. Vermont State Police have made a standard referral to Vermont's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA). No further information is being released at this time. End of report.