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Gunpowder Company Owner Faces Trial For Explosion

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:12am

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) -- The owner of a New Hampshire gunpowder company that was the site of a 2010 factory explosion that killed two men is scheduled for trial in May.

Craig Sanborn of Maidstone, Vt., was indicted last year on two counts of manslaughter and two counts of negligent homicide for negligently engaging in the manufacture, production, testing and storage of explosive material. The explosion at the Black Mag plant in Colebrook killed Donald Kendall and Jesse Kennett. The trial would be held at Coos Superior Court in Lancaster.

The Caledonian-Record reports (http://bit.ly/W8qMST) the case also resulted in two lawsuits alleging wrongful death that were filed by the victims' families. A civil trial is scheduled in federal court in Concord after the criminal trial is completed, federal court representatives said Monday.

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