Loveland Ski Area employee dies in workplace accident

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 7:26 PM

DENVER – Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was caught in a snow-level lift he was working on at Loveland Ski Area.

KUSA-TV reported Friday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the cause of Thursday’s accident.

The identity of the 40-year-old man hasn’t been released.

OSHA area director Herb Gibson said the “magic carpet” lift – essentially a conveyor belt that ferries skiers and snowboarders uphill – was not in use when the accident occurred.

Gibson told KUSA the worker “got caught up in some of the equipment.”

An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.