DENVER (AP) — Two men who died after they were buried in a coal slide at a Colorado electricity generating plant last week have been identified.
The Denver Post reports that 28-year-old Kyle Bussey of Pueblo and 36-year-old Philip Roberts of Canon City died in the accident Thursday at the Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo.
The men worked for Utah-based Savage, a contractor for Xcel Energy that operates the plant’s coal yard.
Witnesses reported that the accident happened on a feeder pile for the station’s coal-fired power plant, which is Colorado’s largest.
The cause of the slide is under investigation.