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LOVELAND SKI AREA, Colo. — A maintenance employee died while working at Loveland Ski Area on Thursday morning.

Officials said the employee, identified by family members as 40-year-old Adam Lee, was involved in an accident about 11 a.m. It did not say where the accident took place.

The Clear Creek County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. A spokesman said the investigation will take six months.

Loveland officials said Ski Patrol responded but Lee was pronounced dead. The circumstances of what led to the accident are under investigation.

The hours of operation at the ski area will not be impacted on Friday, officials said.