• Short Summary

    Disproving the proverb that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, the Scotia Coal Company Black Mountain Mine in Partridge, Kentucky, USA, had two explosions in one week - killing a total of 26 people.

  • Description

    Disproving the proverb that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, the Scotia Coal Company Black Mountain Mine in Partridge, Kentucky, USA, had two explosions in one week - killing a total of 26 people.

    The first took place on Tuesday (9 March), claiming the lives of 15 miners. By Friday (12 March) an investigation team had gone into the shaft where the explosion had occurred and while they were underground a second blast left 11 of the 13 men in the team trapped. Efforts to rescue them met with no success and as the funeral for the victims of the first explosion was taking place it was announced that all 11 had been found dead.

    Three of Friday's victims were federal inspectors and the others miners. With local feelings running high, allegations were made by relatives of the dead miners that the mine had become unsafe because of unchecked methane gas leakages ignored by federal mine inspectors.

    SYNOPSIS: In the United States two explosions in the same shaft of the same mine in the state of Kentucky killed a total of twenty-six people in one week. NBC reporter Scott Osborne takes up the story...........

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4O5ON12P27HHHW2VL73GP7SG0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4O5ON12P27HHHW2VL73GP7SG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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