Hamilton man among victims of Conn. plant explosion
HAMILTON, Ont. (CP) — U.S. authorities say a Canadian is among five people killed in an explosion at a power plant under construction in Middletown, Conn.
The powerful explosion blew apart large swaths of the nearly completed 620-megawatt Kleen Energy plant as workers were purging a gas line Sunday morning.
Roy Rushton of Hamilton, Ont., was killed in the explosion, along with Peter Chetulis of Thomaston, Conn.; Ronald Crabb of Colchester, Conn.; Raymond Dobratz of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Chris Walters of Florissant, Mo.
U.S. authorities looking for the cause of the explosion launched a criminal investigation Monday, saying they could not rule out criminal negligence as the cause.