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Construction Accident / West Virginia #53639

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 28, 1978
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(Studio) Investigation of scaffold collapse at construction site reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Willow Island, West Virginia) Film of site shown. Reactions reported [Plant worker Jim MURPHY - blames uncured concrete.] [Plant worker B.N. GEOFFRION - blames concrete.] Details of construction and accident given. Company officials said upset by discussion of concrete. [Construction engineer Robert MILLNE - speaks of concrete contractor.] Film of rubble shown.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Saint Marys, West Virginia) Death toll in this town noted. Film of caskets shown. Bluer family losses cited. Reaction of town reported [Clyde SCADDEN - speaks of shock.] [Victor ROGEN - speaks of sadness.] Flag at halfmast filmed. Sunday said proclaimed mourning day.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry;
Stewart, Bill

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