Death – Obituary News: In New Mexico, a woman from Yorkville was killed by a falling rock – Brenda Holzer, 54, of Yorkville, was fatally injured Wednesday while ascending the second of four ladders to access the Alcove House, according to monument officials.
Officials are investigating the location of Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico where an Illinois lady was killed while ascending a ladder to reach a canyon alcove when she was struck by a falling rock.
The Alcove House had not experienced a comparable incidence in recent history, according to Bandelier spokesman Joanie Budzileni, who told the Santa Fe New Mexican that there was no evidence the falling rock was triggered by another individual.
According to chicagotribune.com, Budzileni said in an email that officials were “assessing and investigating the entire Alcove House area” after the event.
“However, Bandelier isn’t really a rock climbing location,” Olson remarked. “It’s a historic place with ladders, and who knows what kind of mitigation they performed above it,” says the narrator. The monument is located 36 kilometers west of Santa Fe, at a distance of 22.5 miles.
Wintertime snow melting in the cracks of rock formations, according to long-time climber Peter Olson of Santa Fe, can expand and remove rocks over term. Earlier last week, the neighborhood was coated in snow. People who design rock climbing routes, according to Olson, aim to keep dangerous rocks from falling. The Obituary is not available at the moment, check back later.