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Nov 18, 2013 9:28 AM by Maddie Garrett

Update: Investigators return to mine where 2 killed, 4 remain hospitalized

Investigators will be back out at the mine near Ouray, CO, Monday, working to figure out exactly what went wrong in an accident that killed two miners and injured 19 others.

According to our Denver news partners, 9News, the Ouray County Sheriff's Office said four people remain in the hospital Monday morning, their conditions unknown.

Investigators said it was carbon monoxide that killed Nick Cappanno, 34, of Montrose and Rick Williams, 59, of Durango. The manager of the Revenue Virginius mine reported that the miners were about a mile and a half from the exit when they were exposed to the gases.

The mine's manager, Rory Williams, said he was "saddened" by the deaths. He added that he personally knew Cappanno and Williams, the two miners who died.

The town of Ouray and surrounding communities are coming together to show support in wake of the accident.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and people in the community. We've seen an outpouring of support... This reminds me of why this is such a good place to live and work," said County Commissioner Mike Fedel.

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