MOUNT VERNON — Clear Fork Resort, formerly the Clear Fork Ski Area, reopened under new ownership last year after closing five years ago. This season two accidents in two months has found the resort under two investigations by the Toledo office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
On Jan. 26, lift operator Carla Weatherby was injured by a lift chair during a shift change. MedFlight was dispatched to the resort at around 6 p.m. and Weatherby was flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for a reported back injury. She is currently registered in the Intensive Care Unit.
General Operations Manager Kelly Donaldson would not comment on the incident. When ask about Weatherby’s condition, she said, “It is her family’s story to tell.”
Weatherby had surgery Wednesday and a nurse administrator reported afterward that Weathery was in serious condition.
OSHA Area Director Kim Nelson explained that the OSHA initiates investigations as a result of program inspections, complaints about hazards, internal referrals as from safety inspectors, medial referrals, or catastrophes involving three or more people or fatalities.
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