Man Killed Installing Avalanche-control Equipment Near Alta Ski Area

Man Killed Installing Avalanche-control Equipment Near Alta Ski Area

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Man Killed Installing Avalanche-control Equipment Near Alta Ski Area

| Courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation A 41-year-old man is dead after he was ejected from excavating equipment that rolled down a mountain near Alta Ski Resort.

Image Courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation 

A 41-year-old man died this morning in Little Cottonwood Canyon after a backhoe he was operating rolled down a mountainside near Alta Ski Area.

The man was a contract worker for the Utah Department of Transportation who was working with a crew to install avalanche-control equipment in LCC.

According to Unified police, the man suffered fatal injuries after being ejected from the machine.

Unified police are investigating the incident.

 

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