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Northwestern Colorado coal mine cited in worker's death


February 8, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The operator of an underground coal mine in northwestern Colorado has been cited for a safety violation in connection to the death of worker.

The Daily Sentinel reports Blue Mountain Energy was issued the citation last week as the federal Mine Safety Health Administration released the final report into the death of 32-year-old Jason Stevens at the Deserado Mine near Rangely.

According to the report, a 1,400-pound (635-kilogram) water box fell on Stevens on Aug. 2 as he was using a plasma cutter to separate it.

The report says the accident occurred because "min...

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