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Mine Disasters / Kentucky #42389

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1976
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(Studio) Senate committee to hold hearings on recent explosions and fires in Kentucky coal mine. Report on impact of disaster.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Whitesburg, Kentucky) Letcher Cnty. featured. Scotia Company's Black Mt. mine #1 used to produce 2000 tons coal per day. Mine sealed. 23 miners and 3 safety inspectors killed in explosions. 11 bodies still in mine. Most of #1 miners laid off. Kentucky sets up office to find jobs for miners. Men receive $80 week to tide then over. Town runs its stores on mine payrolls. Hearings set for next month on cause of disaster.
REPORTER: John Martin

Reporter(s):
Martin, John;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:10

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