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Utah / Mine Disaster #295039

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1984
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(Studio) Situation outlined. 18 miners said still trapped.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Huntington, UT) Scenes shown. [Emery Mining spokesperson Robert HENRIE - announces deaths of 9 miners.] Fire noted still burning. Diagram of mine shown. Problems facing rescue team cited; scenes shown. [Former miner Randy FOX - speaks of families of miners.] [Missing miner's wife Sherry JOHANSEN - speaks of waiting.] [YOUTH - speaks of hope.] [Reverend Gerald LYNCH - talks of community.]

(Los Angeles, California) Orangeville, UT, mountain scene shown. Company pressure to incr. product said thought cause of disaster. Charges of faults in Emery operation noted made earlier. Faults listed on screen. [Auditor James SEMINELLI - testifies before Utah public service commission with regard to faults.] Commission noted dismissing Seminelli charges. [Emery safety committee MBR. - speaks of difficulty of dealing with management] [HENRIE - denies company disregarded safety.] Problems at Emery in past recalled. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) President Rich TRUMKA - chgs. safety was an afterthought.] Prod. goal of company noted.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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