Two contract employees die in Antarctica

The U.S. Antarctic Program logo. Two fire technicians at the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica have been pronounced dead following an incident at a generator building that powers a radio transmitter near the station.
The incident, which still is under investigation, occurred on Dec. 12 local time (McMurdo Station keeps New Zealand time).
NSF is not releasing any personal information about the deceased at this time. Their next of kin have been notified.
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