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Construction Worker Injured in Fall from Construction Zone
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials report that an 18-year old male was seriously injured today after falling an estimated 40 feet from a construction zone east of the East Tunnel on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The victim’s identity is being withheld so that his family can be notified.
The incident was reported to the Park’s Dispatch Center at 11:54 a.m. Responding park rangers stabilized the victim and raised him in a litter to the road. He was then transported by ALERT helicopter to Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
The incident is under investigation. Addition details, when available, will be provided.
Did You Know?
Grizzly bears in the park have a wide variety of food sources, including glacier lily bulbs, insects, and berries. They may also make an early season meal of mountain goats that were swept down in avalanches over the winter.