UPDATE: Carbon Monoxide kills two in Ouray mining accident

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email
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OURAY COUNTY, Colo. Update Monday, November 18th 11:15 AM:

KKCO 11 News has reached out to the family of 33-year-old Nick Cappanno of Montrose, his family tells us the loving dad leaves behind two sons. He's deeply missed.

There has been no new information released today about the mine incident on Saturday that injured more than a dozen people and killed two.

Congressman Scott Tipton's office issued a statement Monday morning about the incident saying, “We were deeply saddened to hear that two men lost their lives and 20 others were injured during a mining accident in Ouray on Sunday. Our prayers continue to be with the community and all of those impacted, especially with the families of the two miners who were tragically killed.”

The statement goes on to say the Congressman's office is in contact with officials and intently monitoring the investigation being conducted by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety.
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Update: Ouray County has confirmed 34 year-old Nick Capanna of Montrose and 59 year-old Rick Williams of Durango are the two men who died in the accident. The coroner confirmed their cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning and the 20 workers sent to various Western Colorado hospitals are in fair condition.

An explosion and mine collapse have been ruled out as the cause of the incident, by the Ouray County Sheriff's Office.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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Two people have died after a mining accident in Ouray County Sunday morning, Colorado Office of Emergency Management said.

Rescuers were working on getting the two miners out from underground, but they have since been confirmed as dead.

The accident occurred at 7:20 a.m. at Revenue Virginius mine.

About 20 people were taken to area hospitals for injuries.

The mine's owner, Star Mine Operations, LLC, has accounted for all employees who were on the site at the time of the accident, Colorado Office of Emergency Management said.


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