Police release the names of victims in Connecticut plant explosion

Monday, February 8, 2010 | 5:15 p.m. CST; updated 5:29 p.m. CST, Monday, February 8, 2010

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Authorities have released the names of the five men killed in an explosion at a power plant that was under construction in a Connecticut town.

Middletown police say Peter Chetulis of Thomaston; Ronald J. Crabb of Colchester; Raymond Dobratz of Old Saybrook; Chris Walters of Florissant, Mo.; and Roy Rushton of Hamilton, Ontario, died in Sunday's blast at the Kleen Energy plant.

Kleen Energy says about 114 workers were on the site and nine subcontractors were working there at the time.

The company says six workers are still hospitalized.


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