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Coal Mine Disaster #440878

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 29, 1968
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(Studio) Officials of Consolidation Coal Company and government meet to decide whether to seal mine at Farmington, West Virginia, where 78 men trapped 10 days. Another explosion in mine today.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Farmington, West Virginia) Risks of coal mines known to miners. Miners trapped in mine No. 9 cited. Miners profiled. Stereotype contradicted. [Miner Nick CHICKRELL - says people like to work in coal mines. Would like son connected with coal mining.] [Miner Daniel BESEDICH - says makes good money in coal mine.] [Union official Nick EVANS - says mine safety changes hourly.] [BESEDICH - says miners must work, but they worry.] [Company official ALDERSPOTTE - says coal miner doesn't get discouraged.] [CHICKRELL - says other jobs hazards too.] [Miner John PUDASH, Junior - says not bothered by mine hazards any more.] Many miners want to be miners. Most will go back. [VOICES - played over video of coal mine scene.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Studio) Mining company officials announce all rescue efforts exhausted and mine to be sealed.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet;
Perkins, Jack

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