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Five Dead at an Xcel Energy Plant

This Tuesday 6 workers were killed in an accident in a Colorado Excel Energy mine. They were painting a 4-foot crevice 3000 ft. below ground when a fire broke out, according to the New York Times.

That fire, according to the Star Tribune the fire, which fumes caused the fire also killed the workers. After the workers put the fire out, by the epxy they were coating their tunnel with. The epoxy was meant to come out of a spraying machine, which got jammed. The workers put solvent in the epoxy mix and the ignighter for the machine caught the fumes on fire. Before the workers could get oxygen they died from smoke inhalation.


What are the names of the men? I used to work in mining in the G.J.,CO. area.