Stowe Police and the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration were investigating the death of a man who collided with an anchor platform on a zipline at Stowe Mountain Resort on Friday, officials said.
Stowe emergency services were called to the resort at around 3:15 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report of a man injured while ziplining.
The victim, Scott Lewis, of Stowe, collided with the platform holding the line, police said. Lewis, who was working for the complex when he died, could not be resuscitated, police said.
Stowe Police said preliminary indications were that mechanical failure could be a factor, but said Friday it was too early to tell what happened.
“We’re working on it,” Stowe Police Detective Fred Whitcomb said.
Stowe Mountain Resort, which is owned by Vail Resorts, said in a statement that resort officials were working with authorities to determine what had happened.
“Stowe Resort and the entire Vail Resorts family extend their deepest sympathy and support to the family and friends of this employee,” the statement said. “We’re also making sure our team members get the care and support they need during this time. “