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Utah Mine Disaster #88298

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 23, 1984
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(Studio) Sealing of Wilberg coal mine in Utah to try to put out fire that killed miners trapped inside reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Price, UT) [Emery Mining Corporation spokesperson Robert HENRIE - comments on sealing of mine.] [Rescue crew chief Joe VENDETTI - comments.] Arrival of Utah Governor Scott Matheson noted. Effect in Castle Valley cited. [Victim's father Paul CONOVER - comments.] Conover's son, Gordon, said victim of fire. [Victim's wife, Renea CONOVER - comments.] [Victim's mother Joyce STEVENS - comments.] Memorial service in Price, UT, Catholic Church noted. [Kathy PUGLIESE - comments.] [Chris PUGLIESE - says his dad could have been victim.]

(Studio) Report on investigation with regard to reasons for mine fire.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Huntington, UT) Upcoming investigation outlined. [Mine Safety and Health Admin. spokesperson John McGRATH - comments.] [Mine Safety and Health Admin. spokesperson Noel MILAN - comments.] File tape shown. Comments of only survivor, Kenneth Blake, with regard to usual operation of mine prior to fire detailed. Tape of Blake from Friday shown. [UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) President Richard TRUMKA - comments.] Tape from Friday shown. [Emery Mining Corporation spokesperson Robert HENRIE - comments.] Safety record of Emery Mining Corporation reported [HENRIE - comments.]
REPORTER: Jerry King

Donaldson, Sam;
King, Jerry;
Rose, Judd

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