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Mine Fire #20895

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1972
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(Studio) At Sunshine Silver Mine in Kellogg, ID, rescue efforts continue to reach 50 miners missing since Tuesday Smoke and carbon monoxide gas seep through emergency bulkheads. 32 bodies recovered so far.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Kellogg, ID) Rescue workers from distant mines join efforts. Relatives of trapped miners have been stoic and hopeful, but now grow numb and bitter. Men who escaped say safety in mine is inferior. [MINERS - say there aren't enough air tanks in mine, fire drills aren't practiced.] [Mine co. spkmn., Marvin CHASE - says programs for mine safety, all personnel will be made available. Says investigation will be launched.]
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

(Studio) Relatives standing vigil at nine shaft told to go home.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.;
Wordham, Bill
Duration:
00:03:00

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