Biltmore employee killed by fallen tree during high winds
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A spokesperson for the Biltmore Estate confirms an employee was killed after a tree fell during a high wind gust Saturday.
Officials say Buncombe County EMS, Asheville Fire and Rescue, and the Biltmore’s company police responded to the incident on Approach Road. According to the incident report, the victim was alone when the tree fell and witnesses did not know how long she was trapped.
The Biltmore released a statement saying, “This tragedy is devastating to all of us on the Biltmore team and we all feel the weight of this heartbreaking event. We are offering assistance to the family at this time and providing support to our employees who are impacted by the death of their friend and co-worker.”
This tragic news comes just under a year after 46-year-old firefighter Casey Skudin was killed by a falling tree at the Biltmore Estate.
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