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GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (AP) — A worker from Vernal, Utah died Wednesday night in an accident at a northwestern Colorado coal processing plant.
The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction reports the body of 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal, Utah was found under a two-ton trough at a Deserado Mine production facility near Rangely.
U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere says the initial investigation indicates Stevens — a surface mechanic — was working alone and didn't report at the end of his shift on Wednesday. An operator found his body at 1:30 a.m. Thursday under a large container used to clean coal.
Mine manager Danny Clark says Stevens was trying to remove a portion of a steel beam when the accident occurred.
Rio Blanco County Deputy Coroner Roy Kinney says an autopsy is planned.
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