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  1. Pit explosion announced (1975)

    Genre
    Speech

    Parliamentary speech by employment minister Albert Booth announcing an explosion at Houghton Main Colliery in south Yorkshire, with unknown causes resulting in five deaths and one man with serious injuries....

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  2. Pit explosion discussed (1975)

    Genre
    Parliamentary debate

    Speech in the Commons by Dennis Skinner MP, on the explosion at Houghton Main Colliery in south Yorkshire that has resulted in five deaths and one man with serious injuries. Asks that investigation takes...

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  3. Pit explosion investigation (1975)

    Genre
    Interview

    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...

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  4. Mining tragedy (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Energy Secretary Tony Benn on where he was and his actions following the news of the [Golborne Colliery, Lancashire] pit explosion, and the repercussions of the unfortunate events.

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  5. Mining tragedy (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Sir Derk Ezra, Chairman of the National Coal Board, talks about the recent mining accident [at Golborne Colliery, Lancashire] in which a build-up of methane gas was exposed to a spark, causing an explosion....

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  6. Incentive scheme caused blast (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Miners leader Arthur Scargill blames the fatal accident [at Golborne Colliery, Lancashire] on the productivity incentive scheme, with the Coal Board cutting corners to get the coal out, and miners taking...

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  7. Gormley on mine tragedy (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Joe Gormley, President of the NUM, on the accidental explosion in the Golborne pit, in which 3 men died. Gormley reminds the public that this is the price of coal, and promises a full inquiry to find out...

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  8. Golborne mine explosion (1979)

    Genre
    News report; Press conference

    Radio City’s Kieran Devaney reports on the tragedy that has struck Golborne mine, where an explosion killed 3 men, and left 8 badly burned. Speaking are mining boss Julian Griffiths, rescue worker Geoff...

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  9. Mining accidents and industry future (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Sir Derek Ezra, Coal Board Chairman, on the recent mining accidents, claiming the health and safety of UK mines is of the best in the world and the future for the industry is bright despite likely high wage...

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  10. Down to earth (1979)

    Genre
    Feature

    Independent Radio presents Down to Earth: A Story of Coal and Colliers, part of a series written and produced by Ralph Bernard, narrated by Frank Windsor, researched by Tim Whyatt and Julie Fletcher; music...

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