NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1968
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(Studio) Mine safety law subject of congress hearing. Disaster in Mannington, ("sic") West Virginia, recalled. Secretary Int., Stewart Udall says most mine deaths accidental, not disasters. Fines for careless miners suggested by Udall. Secretary Labor, Willard Wirtz and UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) head, W. A. "Tony" Boyle. Washington, DC film shown. [WIRTZ - says meeting dangerous because nothing happens. Notes statistics of industry accidents; more than Vietnam casualties. Laments Congress inactivity on subject.] [BOYLE - blames Congress and mine operators.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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