Copy-Crowd remembers lives lost in 2010 plant explosion

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Politicians have gathered with family members of those killed in an explosion at a Connecticut natural gas plant to mark the 10th anniversary of the deadly accident. The memorial service was held near the Kleen Energy Systems plant in Middletown to honor the six lives lost in the Feb. 7, 2010 explosion. The Hartford Courant reports that U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal told the crowd that those who were killed had their lives “taken from them as a result of a workplace that was unsafe.” The explosion occurred during construction of the plant. Authorities said crews were using natural gas at a high pressure to clean out pipes and something sparked an explosion.

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