Posted: Sep 23, 2013 8:20 PM by Aaron Traylor - MTN News
Updated: Sep 23, 2013 10:36 PM
KALISPELL - A male student of Flathead Valley Community College died during a Building Trades class due to a scaffolding accident.
The incident occurred on campus property near Hutton Ranch Road where the student fell from the structure.
The student was soon taken to the hospital, where he later passed away.
FVCC President Jane Karas said, "We are working closely with the sheriff's department and it's a very sad day and all of our thoughts and prayers go out to the student's family. It's just something we hope we never have to deal with and unfortunately it's a very sad, sad situation; very tragic."
Karas says she appreciates all the efforts of first responders in caring for the student. The Sheriff's Office is currently investigating his death.
We will continue to update this story as new information is available.