Two injured in plumbing accident in Beaver Creek
Around 2 p.m. Friday, crews from the Eagle River Fire Protection District responded to what was originally dispatched as a medical call at the Charter at Beaver Creek. The reporting party was extremely distraught and unable to give the dispatcher essential information, other than the call appeared to be medical in nature.
Engine 11 and Beaver Creek Public Safety responded, and located two injured individuals near the parking structure gate; both were taken to a local hospital. A valve assembly in the mechanical room appeared to have released a large amount of high-pressure water, and additional response units were requested upon discovery that an interior wall in the parking structure had partially collapsed. A building inspector was also requested to evaluate structural integrity of the building.
The condition of the two individuals is undetermined. Offerson Road was closed from Avondale Lane to Village Road due to ice on the road.
Engine 7, 11 and 12 and Battalion 12 responded and were assisted by Beaver Creek Public Safety, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Eagle County Building Department and Vail Public Safety Communications Center.