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Bentley Colliery disaster

Title
Bentley Colliery disaster
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
21 Nov 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:42
Description
Ian Rufus reports on the pit disaster at Bentley Colliery near Doncaster, when an underground train crashed killing seven miners. Speaking are: Dave Ketteridge, NCB; miner in rescue team (not identified). (The dead were later named as: J Mitchell, R Aitcheson, K Green, G Henderson, M E Hickman, D. Box, D R Hall).
Contributors
Ian Rufus; Dave Ketteridge
Keywords
Deaths; Trade unions; Coal mining; Underground trains; NUM; Coal industry; Coal miners; NCB; Trains; Coal mines; Rescue work; Coal mine accidents; Search and rescue operations; Doncaster; Bentley Colliery

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