“Canadian Armed Forces Member Dies in Tragic Gondola Crash at Mont-Tremblant Resort”

By | July 18, 2023

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A tragic incident occurred at the Mont-Tremblant resort on Sunday, resulting in the death of a military member and critical injuries to his partner. The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed that the deceased, Sheldon Johnson, was a member of the 5th Canadian Division and had served for 20 years. The military expressed their condolences to his colleagues, family, and friends.

The incident took place when the couple was riding a gondola, a popular sightseeing attraction at the resort. The gondola was struck by the mast of a drill rig that was being moved underneath, causing both individuals to be thrown from the gondola. The crash site is currently being investigated by provincial police and other authorities.

The president of the company that owns the construction equipment involved in the incident, Maxime Patry of Forage M2P, offered his condolences to the victims and stated that the equipment was being moved according to the prescribed route given by the resort owner. The employee operating the equipment was taken to the hospital for treatment due to shock. The company believes that the crash could have been caused by human error, miscommunication, or mechanical failure, but a definite cause has yet to be determined.

The Station Mont Tremblant resort declined to comment further on the incident due to the ongoing investigations.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers associated with construction activities and the importance of adhering to safety protocols. It is crucial for all parties involved to thoroughly investigate the incident to determine the cause and prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. In the meantime, the thoughts and sympathies of the community are with the family and friends of Sheldon Johnson, as well as his military colleagues who have lost a valued member of their division..

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