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Mine Disasters / Hearings / Kentucky #245741

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1976
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(Studio) Federal hearings occur near site of recent Kentucky coal mine disasters.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Oven Fork, Kentucky) Interior Department's panel of experts receive reports saying mine sections where explosions killed 26 had been inspected daily for 6 weeks by mine safety ofr. [Safety ofr. Scotia Mine Charles FIELDS - says didn't inspect mine as he signed books saying he did.] Victims' families attend mtg. [Wife of dead miner Charlotte WIDNER - says more could have been done with regard to mine inspections.] Hearings to be extended due to amount of mine violations found. Criminal charges may be placed against Scotia representatives and mine workers. Mining certificates of some Scotia workers may be suspended.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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