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Utah / Mine Disaster / Mine Safety #535023

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1984
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(Studio) Update given on Utah coal mine disaster.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Orangeville, UT) Discovery of casualties of mine fire reported [Emery Mining Company spokesperson Bob HENRIE - announces discovery.] Graphics shown. Contd. search for others trapped in mine noted. Six of miners said to live in Huntington, UT. [Radio ANNOUNCER - asks people to light candle for miners.] [MAN - comments on rescue efforts.] Details given with regard to rescue efforts. Concern in towns of Huntington, Castledale, and Orangeville, UT, noted. [Notre Dame parish priest Reverend Gerald LYNCH - comments.]
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

(Studio) Possible cause of fire noted. Presence in mine of company officials to encourage miners in attempts to set mining record reported Reaction of UMW officials in Washington, DC cited.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) spokesperson Richard TRUMKA - comments on attempts to make production record.] Issue involved in mine safety detailed. Union crisis team's monitoring of situation reported [MEN - discuss situation.] Labor Department simulation and other films shown. [TRUMKA - says some mines not operated safely.] Union campaign with government to require 3 exits in each mine noted. Wilberg mine said to have only 2 exits.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

Brokaw, Tom;
McCarthy, Lee;
O'Neil, Roger

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