Father, Son Injured In Plumbing Accident At Beaver Creek Resort – CBS Denver

EDWARDS, Colorado (CBS4) – A father and son who worked in a utility room under a Beaver Creek Resort hotel were injured Friday.

The Eagle River Fire Protection District reported that its crews responded to The Charter at Beaver Creek for two injured at 2 p.m.

These crews were escorted to two injured men near a gate to the parking garage below the hotel. Both men were taken to hospitals.

“A valve assembly in the engine room appeared to have released a large amount of high-pressure water,” said a fire department press release. “The reporter was extremely disturbed.”

(Credit: Eagle River Fire Protection District)

The force of the water pressed against a wall made of concrete blocks and caused it to partially collapse.

Outside the parking garage, water turned to ice. For this reason, Offerson Road was closed from Avondale Lane to Village Road, cutting access to and from the ski area behind the hotel in half.

(Credit: Eagle River Fire Protection District)

Amber Barrett, spokeswoman for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, told CBS4 Monday the two were a father and a son. The father suffered more severe injuries and was taken to an unknown hospital in Denver, Barrett said. The son stayed at Vail Valley Medical Center.

The extent of her injuries and her health are unknown, she added.

Barrett called the incident a “major accident”.

(Credit: Eagle River Fire Protection District)

Barrett said the partially collapsed wall was not load-bearing. Because of this, the rescue personnel decided that the hotel did not need to be evacuated.

Whether the two men were employed at the hotel to do work on the water pipe was not known to either the fire department or the spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

CBS4 reached out to the hotel’s owners Monday night for a statement. This story is updated with every answer.

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