Aug 28, 2009 4:37 PM by Associated Press

2 companies, 2 execs indicted in Colorado tunnel deaths

Two companies and two executives have been indicted on federal charges in the deaths of five workers in a fire inside a tunnel at a Colorado hydroelectric plant.

The workers died in October 2007 at Xcel Energy's Cabin Creek plant in Georgetown, 35 miles west of Denver.

A grand jury indictment made public Friday accuses Xcel, RPI Coatings and two RPI executives of violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules.

Officials of Minneapolis-based Xcel didn't immediately return a call. An attorney for Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based RPI Coatings said he was reviewing the indictment and couldn't comment.

The five victims worked for RPI Coatings, which had contracted with Xcel to recoat the tunnel walls.


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