Alta, UT Ski Lodge Explosion, Mar 1985


Alta, Utah (AP) -- The bodies of a man and a woman killed when an 82-room ski lodge was demolished by an explosion were pulled from the rubble Saturday, and authorities said they did not believe anyone else was trapped inside.
The blast, believed caused by a propane leak from a 10,000 gallon tank in the basement, also injured at least five people, one of them critically, and collapsed the three-story building's left side Friday.
The dead man had been in a room at the Goldminer's Daughter lodge when the explosion occurred, said Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward. He had been only tentatively identified.
Rescuers earlier removed the body of a woman, identified as BARBARA CAROLLA, 49, Livermore, Calif., said sheriff's dispatcher Gary Lucier.

Chronicle Telegram Elyria Ohio 1985-03-17