• Short Summary

    AMERICA'S SECOND MINE ACCIDENT THIS MONTH CLAIMED 18 LIVES. THEY WERE KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION?

  • Description

    1.
    GV MINE BUILDINGS.
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    2.
    LV FLAG AT HALF-MAST.
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    3.
    SV RESCUED MINERS ASSISTED OUT OF SHAFT.
    0.28

    4.
    SLV RESCUED MEN ASSISTED AWAY.
    0.32

    5.
    CU RESCUED MAN ON STRETCHER.
    0.38

    6.
    GTV & STV RESCUED INTO AMBULANCE.
    0.45

    7.
    MV DITTO.
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    8.
    MV MAN ON STRETCHER CARRIED TO AMBULANCE.
    0.58

    9.
    MV ANOTHER MAN ON STRETCHER CARRIED.
    1.05

    10.
    GTV PAN AMBULANCE AND HELPERS.
    1.11



    Initials JT/N/JF/JPT JT/N/JF/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMERICA'S SECOND MINE ACCIDENT THIS MONTH CLAIMED 18 LIVES. THEY WERE KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION ON TUESDAY AT A POTASH MINE NEAR MOAB, UTAH.

    FIVE MORE MEN WERE RESCUED ON THURSDAY. THE TWO OTHER SURVIVORS WERE BROUGHT OUT ON WEDNESDAY. THURSDAY'S FIVE HAD SPENT 49 HOURS IN A SHAFT 3,000 FEET (915 METRES) DOWN THE MINE. THEY ERECTED A MAKE-SHIFT BARRICADE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST DEADLY GAS FUMES.

    ALL FIVE WERE IN SURPRISINGLY GOOD CONDITION WHEN THEY REACHED THE SURFACE. THEY HAD, APPARENTLY, BEEN KEPT ALIVE BY OXYGEN FROM A STEEL-SHEATHED AIR PIPE. AMONG THOSE WHO HELPED THE RESCUE WORK WERE WEDNESDAY'S SURVIVORS.

    THE BODIES OF THE 18 KILLED HAVE ALL BEEN RECOVERED. A JOINT STATE-FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE CAUSES OF THE EXPLOSION BEGINS ON MONDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IE2IWE8324ACHBABKSVTYL05
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IE2IWE8324ACHBABKSVTYL05
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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