The six workers killed in a Feb. 7 explosion at the Kleen Energy Systems power plant in Middletown were remembered by about 500 mourners at a memorial service not far from the damaged facility.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell and U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd were among those at the service Saturday at St. Mary Czestochowa Parish.
The Rev. Marek Masnicki said such services are a time to reflect on how short life is, but that God sees us outside of time. He said Christ emphasized that sorrow will turn to joy.
A federal safety investigator said a volatile natural gas and air mixture large enough to fill a professional basketball arena had accumulated in tight quarters before the explosion at the power plant, which was under constuction and nearing completion.
(From The Associated Press)