Two miners are dead following a accident. Rory Williams with Denver-based Star Mining says there were efforts to try to reach the victims at the Ouray County facility yesterday.
The Post and the Daily Press identified the dead as 34-year-old Nick Cappanno of Montrose, and 59 yr old Rick Williams, 59, of Durango. Preliminary information shows the two men likely died from carbon monoxide poisoning. As many as 20 others were injured, but are expected to be ok. The gas may have been released by weekend mining activity.