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Occupational Safety / Inspections / North Carolina Fire #582959

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) United States Labor Department report critical of North Carolina's workplace inspection program featured; details given. Scenes shown outside North Carolina Imperial Food Products plant, site of fatal fire earlier this week. Agencies which failed to inspect the plant listed on screen; previous fires at Imperial Foods mentioned. Diagram shown of exits which witnesses say could not be used during the fire. [WOMAN - says she heard people beating on padlocked door to get out.] [State Industrial Commission James BOOKER - says determination hasn't been made as to whether locked doors prevented escape.] Map shown of states currently permitted by OSHA to substitute their own state inspections for federal inspections; North Carolina's number of inspectors said to be below federal standards.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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