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