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Construction Worker Injured in Fall from Construction Zone

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Date: June 28, 2007
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.

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In 1976, Glacier National Park was designated as a World Biosphere Reserve. This designation recognizes Glacier’s intact ecosystem as a valuable place for sound research and education to take place in a sustainable manner.