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West Virginia Mine Fire #465397

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1972
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(Studio) Fire in Consolidation Coal Company Mine at Blacksville, West Virginia, a week ago killed 9 men. In Charleston, West Virginia, Miners For Democracy, an organization trying to get control of UMW, holds news conference Arnold Miller, insurgents' candidate for president, speaks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Blacksville, West Virginia) Mine had been cited 485 times for safety violations since it opened in 1968. [July 24 film of mine shown.] Consolidation Mine Company president John Corchran says citations issued to keep mine safe. (Charleston, West Virginia) [MILLER - calls for higher safety standards.]

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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