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Coal Mine Deaths / Kentucky #487438

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1976
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(Studio) 11 more killed in Black Mt. coal mine in Partridge, Kentucky. Total of 26 killed. 13 went into mine to reinforce roof for an investigation into deaths of IS. 2 of 13 escaped.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Partridge, Kentucky) Blast kills 11 of 13. [State mines commission, H.N. KIRKPATRICK - announces that the Il are dead.] 3 of victims are fed. inspectors; rest are miners. [Victim's son, Harvey STURGILL - speculated that federal officials not doing work they should and mine operators not using safe techniques.]
REPORTER: Scott Osborne

(Studio) In late 1970, 38 miners died in Kentucky mine. 90,000 killed in coal mines in past 70 years
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Osborne, Scott

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