Search the Archive

Texas Grain Elevator Explosion #250130

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Report on Galveston, Texas, grain elevator explosion; recent grain elevator explosion in New Orleans noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Galveston, Texas) Details of blast at Farmers Export Company elevator given. Galveston blast compared to last week's explosion in Westwego, Louisiana and 1976 explosion at Good Pasture Grain Company near Houston. Films shown. Fed. requirements with regard to collection of grain dust noted. [Good Pasture Grain Company spokesperson Truitt KENNEDY - says people must choose between loss of life in explosion and exposure to more grain dust.] [OSHA deputy assistant secretary Basil WHITING - says safety to plant calls for constant vigilance by employer and constant training of employees.] Details with regard to Galveston elevator noted.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Studio) Statement of federal safety officials with regard to ignition of grain dust due to dry weather outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Teichner, Martha

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.