A student studying construction at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell has died in a fall.
The Flathead County sheriff's office says the 60-year-old Bigfork man fell backward off scaffolding from a height of about 8 feet and into a 55-gallon barrel at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.
The Daily Inter Lake reports the fall is still under investigation. The sheriff's office was withholding the man's name until family members could be notified.
FVCC President Jane Karas said it was a sad, tragic day for the college and that their thoughts and prayers were with the student's family.