Fatal Accident Summaries|
August 31, 2010|
Two Men Succumb to Carbon Monoxide
Two men succumbed to carbon monoxide gases after setting off an explosion at an inactive Arizona mine. The victims, ages 25 and 72, did not allow enough time for the mine to ventilate before the re-entered the mine.
The men detonated the blast at about 5pm on Friday evening and re-entered the following morning when they were overcome by the gases.
The mine had to be adequately ventilated before rescue crews could safely enter the mine and remove the victims bodies about 8 pm Sunday.
Source: The White Mountain Independent