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Special Segment (Deathtrap Mines) #508604

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Corbin, Kentucky) Illegal coal mines, contributing to death and injury rate among coal miners, examined; films shown. Safeguards required in licensed mines listed; death of Lonnie Low in illegal mine cited as example [Low's GRANDMOTHER - comments.] Low and others said dying in illegal mines owned and operated by Crawford family. Details given. [Ken CRAWFORD - warns news crew.] Ken Crawford, indicted by Kentucky grand jury, said also under federal investigation; illegal mine operation system explained [Kentucky department of mines spokesperson Willard STANLEY - comments.] Econ. disparity between owners and employees of illegal mines detailed. [MINER - notes financial need.] [Mine, Safety and Health Admin. spokesperson Ken HOWARD - comments on threats received by inspectors.] Attempted assault on inspector Gil Finley and his discovery of illegal mines shown, discussed. [Police OFR. - serves warrant.] [Roman PHIPPS - defs. his mine.] [Mine INSPECTOR - closes Phipps' mine.] Lack of safety gear in mine noted. [MINER - comments.]
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen

Chancellor, John;
Nykanen, Mark

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