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Utah / Mine Collapse / Mine Safety #879806

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Huntington, Utah: John Blackstone) Another setback in the effort to rescue the miners trapped in a Utah coal mine when no signs of life were detected reviewed; scenes shown from the site. [Area residents RaeDell PEARSON†, WOMAN - react.] [Mine owner Robert MURRAY†- says the atmosphere is perfect to sustain human life.] [MHSA Richard STICKLER†- says there is no reason to lose hope.] [17-year-old benefit concert organizer Wyatt JENSEN††- comments on the stress on the families.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Multiple citations for safety violations at Murray’s mines noted.

(New York: Nancy Cordes) Whether citations mean a mine is unsafe examined; mine fatality statistics cited; footage shown of then-Vice President George Bush touring one of Murray’s mines in Illinois in 1984; details given about the failure in the US to use safety equipment. [“Mine Safety and Health News” Ellen SMITH†- comments on the danger at the Illinois mine.] [Representative Lynn WOOLSEY†- says mine companies want to keep their profits up.]

Couric, Katie;
Blackstone, John;
Cordes, Nancy

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