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Coal Mine Deaths / Kentucky #42167

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1976
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(Studio) 11 killed in Scotia Coal Company's number 1 mine when they investigated mine to see why 15 others died.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Oven Fork, Kentucky) 3 federal mine inspectors and 8 miners who volunteered for mission died. Chart shows site of 2nd blast. 2 men escaped. [Victim's son, Harvey STURGILL - says father didn't fear another explosion or for his own life. He felt investigation needed.] [Kentucky department of mimes Harreld KIRKPATRICK - announces that 11 are dead.] [STURGILL - comments on tragedy.] 26 killed in all.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) KY house votes 83-0 to bring Kentucky mining standards up to federal levels. Kentucky sem. okay expected.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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