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West Virginia / Min Explosion #962699

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 12, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) A moment of silence in West Virginia & elsewhere to mark the one week anniversary of the explosion at the coal mine shown.

(West Virginia: David Kerley) The investigation into criminal acts that may have led to the explosion examined; scenes shown of the Upper Big Branch mine & from a documentary in which Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship† spoke about business capitalism; details given about safety violations at the mine & about Blankenship's lifestyle. ["Coal River" author Michael SCHNAYERSON†- characterizes Blankenship, who puts coal above safety.] [Last week, BLANKENSHIP - defends Massey's safety record.] [Resident John CAMERON†, miner's fiancee Jennifer ZIEGLER†- criticize Blankenship.] The call for a public investigation of the disaster noted.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Kerley, David
Duration:
00:02:50

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