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Pennsylvania / Trapped Coal Miners / Mining Industry #706598

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Somerset, Pennsylvania: Robert Hager) The attempt to rescue coal miners trapped underground in southwest Pennsylvania featured; details given of the chronological sequence of events; animated diagram shown to illustrate how the shaft flooded; scenes shown of rescue attempts. [Pennsylvania Secretary of Environmental Protection David HESS†- says he doesn’t want to raise expectations.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The dangers of the mining industry featured; details and statistics given about recent mining accidents. [Senator Paul WELLSTONE†- says violations in the Brookwood, Alabama, mining accident were not corrected.] [Columbia University School of Engineering professor Tuncel YEGULALP†- says take the people out of the mines and do it remotely.] [National Mining Association Jack GERARD†- says the industry today is much safer than it’s ever been.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Sanders, Kerry

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