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Pennsylvania / Trapped Coal Miners / The Rescue #706872

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 28, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) The rescue of the nine trapped Pennsylvania coal miners featured; scenes shown the Quecreek drilling area of the miners resurfacing. [Governor Mark SCHWEIKER†- says all nine are alive.]

(Quecreek: Lee Cowan) The miners' story presented. [Rescued miner Blaine MAYHUGH†- describes what happened in the accident, how the men kept warm & the rescue.] [Wife Leslie MAYHUGH†- comments.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Somerset County, Pennsylvania: Mika Brzezinski) The technology of the mine rescue effort reviewed; scenes shown from Somerset County; animated diagrams shown. [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection David HESS†- says the six-inch well was the key; notes the textbook on mine rescues will be rewritten by this effort.] [SCHWEIKER†- outlines the favorable circumstances for the rescue.]

Brzezinski, Mika;
Cowan, Lee;
Roberts, John

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