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West Virginia Scaffolding Collapse / Government Citations #54598

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 1978
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(Studio) Collapse of scaffolding on concrete cooling tower at Willow Island, West Virginia, recalled. Govt. issuance of citations to 3 companies for violation of safety laws reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Details given of violations found at disaster site by OSHA; violations allegedly committed by contractor, Research-Cottrell, Incorporated, listed. OSHA's report that it hadn't inspected tower noted. [OSHA director Eula BINGHAM - discusses lack of resources to inspect all work sites.] Research-Cottrell's plans to fight citations and possible Justice Department involvement in case outlined.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory Artist: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry

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