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High Tech Ind. / Occupational Dangers #308389

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Albuquerque, New Mexico: Barry Petersen) Hazards of workplace faced by high tech industry employees, unknown to them, examined; Billy Gonzales' experience cited as example [GONZALES - describes his current physical condition.] Gonzales mentioned now borderline retarded. [Alice GONZALES - describes son's abilities prior to employment at GTE plant.] Tony Wiley's similar experience detailed. [WILEY - describes his condition.] [Laredo HERRERA - describes working with nitric acid.] GTE said denying dangerous working conditions at its Albuquerque, New Mexico, plant; 1985letter to employees quoted on screen. No. former workers bringing lawsuits against GTE mentioned. [Yolanda LAZANO - won't remain passive.] [Attorney Josephine ROHR - comments on case.] Plant's dangerous operations said moved from New Mexico to Juarez, Mexico; details given. [Eleanor FLORES - hopes her death won't be in vain.] Flores' physical ailments listed. [Billy GONZALES - blames his condition on chemicals he was exposed to during work.]

Petersen, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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