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Conrail Suit / Settlement #278701

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 06, 1981
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(Studio) Out-of-court settlement by Conrail in case involving teenager injured by election line reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Jose, California) Steven Throop's current physical condition and details of accident 3 years ago examined; photos shown. [THROOP - describes event.] Further details of accident outlined. [Juanita THROOP - recalls doctor's prognosis.] Similar accident in 1971 and National Trans. Safety Bd.'s findings discussed. [Throop's attorney, James BOCCARDO - notes Conrail hasn't responded to any accident.] Amt. of high voltage wire between New Haven and Washington, DC and lack of safety precautions on route noted. [CHILDREN - describe accidents.] No. similar accidents preceding that experienced by Throop and average age of victims noted; details of accidents since then given. [BOCCARDO - notes company's disregard for children's safety.] [Federal RR admin. spokesperson Robert BLANCHETTE - lists precautions tried; cites NYC electrocutions.] Conrail officials noted unwilling to discuss situation. [THROOP - wishes company would remedy situation.]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Osgood, Charles;
Rather, Dan

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