State, ski resort still discussing helmet citation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A Wyoming state agency remains in discussions with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort over citations stemming from the death of a ski patroller who fell while not wearing a helmet.
The Wyoming Department of Employment’s occupational safety and health division cited the resort after Kathryn Miller died of head injuries she suffered in a March skiing accident.
The resort has appealed the citations, which carry a total fine of $6,375.
Wyoming OSHA program manager J.D. Danni said Tuesday the agency has been meeting with the resort to try to resolve their appeal. He says the meetings are closed to the public because they’re part of the agency’s investigation.
The agency says the resort violated regulations that require employers to address working hazards and provide employees with personal protective equipment.