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Coal Mine Safety #441362

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 04, 1968
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(Studio) West Virginia coal mine disaster causes unrest elsewhere.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Marion Cnty., West Virginia) Consolidated Mine No. 9 tragedy leaves other miners uneasy. At Rachel, West Virginia, union holds safety mtgs. [UMW Local president Charles TARASUK - blames people and management, especially latter.] [1st MAN - relates safety incident.] [2nd MAN - thinks laws need enforcement.] [3rd MAN - urges violations be reported]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(DC) John O'Leary, director Bureau of Mines, calls for overhaul of mine safety laws. [O'LEARY - outlines philosophy with regard to mine safety.] O'Leary career outlined; expense of new safety rules noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John

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