Denver (AP) – Two companies and two executives have been indicted on federal charges in the deaths of five workers in a fire inside a tunnel at a Colorado hydroelectric plant.
The workers died in October 2007 at Xcel Energy’s Cabin Creek Plant in Georgetown, 35 miles west of Denver.
A Grand Jury indictment made public Friday accuses Xcel, RPI Coating and two RPI Executives of violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules.
Officials of Minneapolis-based Xcel didn’t immediately return a call. An attorney for Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based RPI Coatings said he was reviewing the indictment and couldn’t comment.
The five victims worked for RPI Coatings, which had contracted with Xcel to recoat the tunnel walls.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.