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Texas Grain Elevator Explosion #250130

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1977
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(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

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Teichner, Martha
Duration:
00:02:30

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