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West Virginia / Mine Explosion #962528

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) The status of the casualties from the coal mine explosion in West Virginia updated.

(Montcoal, West Virginia: Jim Axelrod) The efforts to rescue four missing miners in the Upper Big Branch mine featured; scenes & mine diagrams shown; details given about problems with toxic gas & the status of two surviving injured miners. [Governor Joe MANCHIN†, Mine Safety & Health Administration Kevin STRICKLIN†- talk about the situation at the mine.] [Miner's cousin Krista BRYANT - comments on Ricky Workman.] [Miner Kevin LAMBERT - says you gotta have coal.]

(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The safety citations against mine owner Massey Energy examined; scenes shown; details given about the problems at the Upper Big Branch mine, Massey's appeal of fines for violations, the rate of violations & serious violations. [Former mine safety official Celeste MONFORTON†- says this is not an accident, but a fatal mix of coal dust & methane.] [Former MSHA offical J. Davitt McATEER†- outlines the Massey strategy of fighting citations.] [Yesterday, Massey CEO Don BLANKENSHIP†- defends safety.] The problems with the safety enforcement system noted.

Reporter(s):
Rodriguez, Maggie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Orr, Bob
Duration:
00:06:10

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