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West Virginia Scaffolding Collapse / OSHA Violations #258661

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1978
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(Studio) Govt. chgs. against 3 companies for safety violations in connection with West Virginia scaffolding collapse earlier in year reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) OSHA director Eula Bingham's report on reasons for collapse stated. Details given about fines against Research-Cottrell, Incorporated, Company and 2 others. [BINGHAM - says penalties provided by law can't compensate for loss of lives.] OSHA directorVs report that Justice Department must decide about lodging criminal chgs. noted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Friendly, West Virginia) Report on aftermath of disaster for families involved and reaction of area residents to OSHA findings. [Plant worker Bill CURTIS - says it's much what was expected to be found.] [Plantworker Michael BOCK - says OSHA should have been on job site long before they were.] [Plantworker John CRIST - can't see 51 people dying at once.] [Victim's father Richard BOWSER - says there's no way money can compensate for 51 lives or 1 life.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard;
Spencer, Susan

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