Sil­ver-mine ac­ci­dent kills 2, in­jures 20; cause un­known

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OU­RAY | Two work­ers were killed and 20 oth­ers were in­jured Sun­day in a min­ing ac­ci­dent near the south­west­ern Colorado town of Ou­ray.

The Ou­ray County sher­iff ’s of­fice was called to the Rev­enue-Vir­ginius sil­ver mine at about 7:20 a.m., county spokes­woman Marti Whit­more said. The min­ers were un­der­ground and were con­firmed dead Sun­day af­ter­noon.

“We don’t know what the cause is,” Ms. Whit­more said, though she added that Star Mine Op­er­a­tions LLC, the owner of the mine, has ac­counted for all of the work­ers at the site.

She said 20 peo­ple were taken to hos­pi­tals, and all but two were treated and re­leased. The con­di­tions of those two hos­pi­tal­ized work­ers haven’t been re­leased.

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