Colorado Mining Accident Results In 2 Deaths and 20 Injuries
In the early morning hours of November 17, a Colorado mining accident occurred which resulted in the death of two workers and the injury of 20 more due to a carbon monoxide release, according to FOX News.
About the Colorado Mining Accident
- Authorities have determined that the two workers, Nick Cappano, 34, and Rick William, 59, died of carbon monoxide poisoning, though the source of the gas is still under investigation.
- The gas leak occured after an incident involving expolisves at the Revenue-Virginius mine in southwest Colorado and Star Mine Operations have stated that the accident was not related to a cave-in or collapse of the mine.
- The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is currently at the site of the accident investigating.
Description of the Colorado Mining Accident
- There have been 8 mining deaths since 2002 in Colorado, excluding the November 17th accident.
- The last major accident in Colorado occurred on April 15, 1981, in which 15 people died after an explosion.
- According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, 37 mining deaths were recorded in 2013.
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