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Special Assignment (Job Safety) #89764

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 1984
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(Studio) Issue of responsibility for job safety summarized.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rosemont, Illinois) Case before courts here resulting from Film Recovery Systems Corporation employee Stefan Golab's death from cyanide poisoning while on the job reviewed; background details explained. Photos shown. [Police detective Don. MERCIL - describes Golab's death.] [Prosecutor Jay MAGNUSON - feels murder is appropriate charge] [Film Recovery attorney Thomas ROYCE - considers death an accident.] Findings of OSHA's inspection of Film Recovery following Golab's demise outlined on screen. [Former employee Robert REED - recalls company `s assurances that cyanide workers handled was harmless.] [Former employee Antonio ROMAN - (thru translator) describes health problems while on the job.] Indictment of company officials for murder, include Michael MacKay, owner of Salt Lake City firm B.R. MacKay and Sons, reported Utah Governor Scott Matheson's refusal to honor Illinois's extradition request for MacKay noted; details given. [MacKay's attorney Lou GARIPPO - denies client was involved in Film Recovery operation.] Extent of MacKay's actual involvement in Film Recovery, accord to court documents, outlined. [Illinois attorney general Neil HARTIGAN - calls for responsibility being assigned.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Jennings, Peter;
Miller, Ron

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