2 trapped, 20 injured in Colorado mining accident

Associated Press

OURAY, Colo. (AP) — Emergency crews are trying to reach two workers who are trapped underground after a mining accident sent 20 others to various hospitals in western Colorado.

Micki Trost, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety, says the Ouray County Sheriff's Office was called to the Revenue Virginius mine at about 7:20 a.m. Sunday. She did not release the names or conditions of the two trapped miners.

Star Mine Operations, LLC, the owner of the mine, could not be reached for comment, but Trost says the company has accounted for all of the workers at the site.

She says 20 people were taken to area hospitals, one in critical condition. The conditions of the other workers have not been released, nor have the circumstances of the accident.

View Comments (1)