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Construction Site Collapse / West Virginia #257594

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 28, 1978
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(Studio) Investigation into scaffold collapse at West Virginia construction site reported, as towns prepare to bury dead.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Belmont, West Virginia) Workers at site filmed. Failure to allow concrete holding scaffolding to harden said blamed by other workers for tragedy. [Lester ROBERTS - blames haste.] [Jim PERKINS - agrees.] [Doug SINCLAIR - would not enter area.] Inspectors from OSHA and other -places filmed. Contractors said to deny time pressure. [President Research-Cottrell Dennis CARLTON-JONES - procedure in use of concrete had been proven.] Eula Bingham of OSHA noted. Bureau of Standards procedure said to require several weeks
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Pleasants Cnty., West Virginia) Film at Saint Marys, West Virginia, shown. [Resident Theodore PARSONS - speaks of deaths.] Deaths in Steele family noted. [Victims' relative Dale JOHNSON - describes actions of victims' father.] Unloading of caskets filmed; residents belief in Lord's will noted. [Plant worker Dave HARPER - won't forget.]

(Studio) Research-Cottrell's ceasing of work on similar projects reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on construction of towers given. Possibility of wet concrete as cause of collapse considered.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay (Research-Cottrell demonstration film)

Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam;
Landay, Jerry;
Spencer, Susan

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