CBS Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1972
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(Studio) At Sunshine Silver Mine in Kellogg, ID, death toll from mine fire stands at 35. 58 miners still trapped.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Kellogg, ID) Continuing fire and power-line break force new setbacks in rescue operations. Air pressure drops sharply. [Sunshine Mining Company VP, Marvin CHASE - says there is still a chance trapped miners are alive, but optimism is fading.] Criticism grows against mine's safety precautions. [Attorney (Ralph Nader assistant) Davitt MCATEER - blames Fed. government and Bureau of Mines for failure to enforce law.] [Miner James LAMPHERE - says he's never been trained in fire prevention.] Roberto Diaz, miner killed in fire, buried.
REPORTER: Jeff Williams
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