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Pit explosion investigation

Title
Pit explosion investigation
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Jun 1975
Year of production
1975
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Duration
00:03:01
Description
Interview with three speakers (including Arthur Owen, safety officer; poss. Joe Gormley, miners leader; poss. Derek Ezra, NCB) on an investigation into the cause of an explosion at Houghton Colliery in south Yorkshire (13/06/75), and when they might reopen the seam; losses in coal production; possibility of further explosions and recovery of machinery. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Derek Ezra?; Arthur Owen; Joe Gormley?
Keywords
Yorkshire; Mining disasters; Coal mines; Explosions

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