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Colombian guerrillas released a Fluor Corp. construction worker kidnaped last December, but a second worker taken hostage died in captivity, officials of the California-based engineering firm said. John Geddes, 56, reported that Edward M. Sohl, 62, a construction superintendent for San Francisco-based Bechtel, died of a heart attack on May 17. Geddes was in good health when released Monday and has already returned to the United States, a Fluor spokesman said in Irvine. The two men had been working on a pipeline Bechtel is building for Occidental Petroleum through the Colombian jungle.


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