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Mine Disaster #244778

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 10, 1976
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(Studio) Bodies of 15 killed in eastern Kentucky mine disaster found. Explosion caused by methane gas. Mine safety now controversial issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Oven Fork, Kentucky) Mine had been cited by federal government for high gas levels. [Dead miner's brother, Jesse COOTS - says some miners would refuse to work in shaft where explosion occurred.] Mine officials deny charge that mine was unsafe. [Coal company official Jasper CORNETT - believes charges that mine was unsafe are incorrect.] Mine closed, then reopened today.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce
Duration:
00:01:40

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