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Killington employee dies in accident

A gondola mechanic died on Saturday afternoon at the Killington Ski Resort, according to police.

Jeffrey K. Chalk, 53, who was working alone, fell 13 feet from a catwalk to a cement floor below and sustained a serious head injury, according to a press release from the Vermont State Police.

Chalk was found by a fellow employee on the floor of the Skyeship Gondola’s North Brook Terminal at 4 p.m. He was transferred to Rutland Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said in the statement.

Chalk’s death is being investigated by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which is performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the manner of death.

Chalk is from Pittsford.

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Anne Galloway is the founder and editor of VTDigger.org and the executive director of the Vermont Journalism Trust. She has been a journalist for 20 years. Galloway was the editor of the Sunday Rutland Herald and Times Argus from 2006 through 2009. For many years, she was a contributing writer for Seven Days, and her reporting has appeared in The New York Times (Vows column), the New York Daily News, Vermont Life and City Pages (Minneapolis). In March 2017, she was a finalist for the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for her investigation into allegations of fraud at Jay Peak Resort. Galloway was also a finalist for the Investigative Reporters & Editors FOI Award in April 2017.

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