Ouray Mine Racks Up Citations

Dec 18th @ 3:59 pm in News by katymitchel

Star Mine Operations has racked up close to 100 citations and orders since two miners died due to carbon monoxide poisoning at the company’s Ouray Mine 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 Daily Press reports violations and issues raised range from housekeeping issues, to ventilation and escape routes. The Feds say the two miners who died apparently entered an area of the mine where an explosive had been previously detonated