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Dec 18, 2013 7:24 PM by Juice Godfrey

Violations, orders pile up for mine where 2 died

OURAY, Colo. (AP) - Star Mine Operations, LLC, has racked up close to 100 citations and orders since two miners succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning at the company's Revenue-Virginius Mine in Ouray last month.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued the citations and orders after the fatal accident, which claimed the lives of Nick Cappanno of Montrose and Rick Williams of Durango. About 20 miners were injured.

The Montrose Daily Press reports violations and issues raised range from housekeeping issues, such as keeping workplaces free from hazards, to ventilation and escape routes.

Federal investigators say the two miners who died apparently entered an area of the mine where an explosive had been previously detonated. A spokesman for the company did not return a phone call seeking comment on Wednesday.

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