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Scotia Mine Disaster / Widows' Lawsuit #254478

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 1977
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(Studio) Widows of 15 men killed in Scotia coal mine disaster last year in Kentucky are suing for damages.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Pikeville, Kentucky) Disaster occurred near Oven Fork, Kentucky, last year Widows of some men killed sue Scotia Coal Company and its parent company, Blue Diamond Coal Company, for damages. They're represented by same Washington, DC law firm which negotiated settlement of Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, disaster. Defense is headed by former Kentucky governor, Bert -Combs. Jury is picked in proceedings today. [Widow Rida TURNER - cites hopes for results of suit; notes family employed in mines.] [Debbie TURNER - has been in torment since disaster.] Judge in case is David Hermansdorfer.
REPORTER: David Dick Unsigned sketches

Mudd, Roger;
Dick, David

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