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Kentucky / Mine Disaster #449609

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 31, 1970
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(Studio) Kentucky coal mine explosion kills 38; federal inspector closed mine for 3 days 6 mos. ago.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hyden, Kentucky) All in mine killed instantly; coal dust probable cause; blizzard hits scene, hampers inspections; mine was 1 of safer in area.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(DC) [Bureau of Mines director Elburt OSBORN - says mine violated fed. safety standards twice last year]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Representative Ken Hechler denounces lack of mine safety enforcement.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John;
Quinn, Charles

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