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West Virginia / Mine Explosion #962475

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010
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(West Virginia: Diane Sawyer) Live coverage of the disaster at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia introduced; virtual view of the explosion & where the miners unaccounted for might be shown. [Miner & wife Stanley & Mindi STEWART†- describe what happened at the mine; talks about the other miners.]

(West Virginia: David Muir) The day after the disaster in West Virginia reviewed; details given about some of the miners who died. [Governor Joe MANCHIN†- talks about the miners.] [Late miner's wife Diana DAVIS, relative Richard SCARBRO††, American Red Cross Sheri McGRAW†, miner's sister Jeanie SANGER†- talk about the losses.]

(West Virginia: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Naoma, West Virginia: David Kerley) The fate of the four missing miners featured; scenes from outside the mine & virtual view of the safety chambers shown; details given about safety citations at this mine. [Mine Safety & Health Administration Kevin STRICKLIN†- talks about methane buildup & the massive explosion.] [MANCHIN†- describes the damage.]

(West Virginia: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Ross) The criminal record of the Massey company for mine safety violations examined; details given about the violations at the Upper Big Branch coal mine; details given about Massey CEO Don Blankenship. [Commercial litigator Bruce STANLEY†- comments on the evidence of disregard for safety; criticizes Blankenship.] [STRICKLIN - says he cannot shut down a mine.] [Former assistant secretary for Mine Safety & Health Davitt McATEER†- comments on the rules.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Muir, David;
Kerley, David;
Ross, Brian

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