Feds cite Colorado mine where 2 died last month

Posted at: 12/22/2013 12:06 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4



Feds cite Colorado mine where 2 died last month
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DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Federal mine inspectors have found 97 violations at a Colorado mine where two miners died of carbon-monoxide poisoning last month.
    
The Durango Herald  reports that Mine Safety and Health Administration officials found the violations at the Ouray County mine during spot inspections between Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.
    
MSHA spokeswoman Amy Louviere says the violations weren't related to the Nov. 17 fatal accident at the Revenue-Virginius Mine near Ouray (yoo-RAY') in southwestern Colorado.
    
The accident killed Rick Williams of Durango and Nick Cappanno of Montrose. Both died of carbon-monoxide poisoning, and another 20 crew members were treated for carbon-monoxide exposure.
    
The mine has received 33 citations since Star Mine became the operator in 2011, including 13 that regulators determined were reasonably likely to result in injury or illness.
    
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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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