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North Sea / Oil Rig Explosion #563641

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 09, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Fire reported still raging on oil rig that exploded 3 days ago in North Sea; arrival of oil firefighter Red Adair noted. Report introduced.

(Aberdeen, Scotland: Martin Fletcher) Current status of fire on oil rig reported; scenes shown. Question of safety on oil rigs discussed; scenes shown from amateur video of oil rig before explosion. [Occidental Petroleum Corp. spokesperson John BRADING - says today company would not build housing area out of wood.] [Occidental Petroleum Corporation executive vice president David MARTIN - says living qtrs. were too close to danger point.] Safety measures shown. [BRADING - says this accident will accelerate changes.]

Chung, Connie;
Fletcher, Martin

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