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Benjamin Hey, 25, and Joseph Sampedro, 24, killed when electrocuted at Ray Nixon Power Plant in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:41pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018

2 workers killed after truck hits power line at Colorado Springs plant

Two subcontractors taking core samples of the earth at Ray Nixon Power Plant were killed Thursday morning after their truck boom apparently made contact with an overhead power line, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

Two workers electrocuted near Ray Nixon Power Plant identified

Hey, 25, and Sampedro, 24, were taking soil samples for an expansion of the plant's main entrance gate when their truck hit a 12,250-volt overhead power line, said Arem Benyamin, general manager of Colorado Springs Utilities' Energy Supply Division.

People Involved: 
Benjamin Hey
Joseph Sampedro

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