Breck resort investigating employee gondola accident |

Breck resort investigating employee gondola accident

RYAN SLABAUGHsummit daily newsSummit County, CO Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE Breckenridge Ski Resort is investigating an incident on Sunday when a resort employee was struck by a gondola car in front of a crowd of onlookers.According to resort spokesperson Nicky DeFord, the investigation should determine if the accident was due to user or mechanical error. The resort was not releasing the victim’s name or condition, or any other information about the accident, DeFord said. The incident occurred at 4:25 p.m., DeFord said.The gondola opened to the public on Dec. 30. The gondola begins at the Breckenridge Transportation Center, and continues onto a terminal at Peak 8 with a terminal at Peak 7 opening in 2008. The ride time is approximately 10 minutes from the transportation center to the base of Peak 8, and carrying capacity is 2,800 people per hour.

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