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January 25, 1981 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily, 1981-01-25

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7 miners
killed as
scaffold
falls in,
Calif. plant

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 25, 1981-f
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A scaffold found amid debris. All were flows.
collapsed deep inside an underground helicopter to Fresno, about 50 mile: o
shaft at a hydroelectric plant in the the southwest, a deputy coroner said
Sierra Nevada, sending seven miners Names of the dead men were n t
more than 300 feet to their deaths, released immediately.
authorities said yesterday.
The workers were applying concrete An eighth worker inside a cag~d
to the walls of the 970-foot-deep shaft elevator suffered a broken leg, w4s
late Friday night when the circular treated at a Fresno hospital, ard
construction platform fell. It had been released.
suspended by four cables about midway The accident occurred at 10:25 p.ni.,
down the shaft, which is designed to 90 minutes before the men would have
relieve air pressure from an un- completed their work week.
derground tunnel. All the other night shift workers wee
THREE BODIES WERE recovered accounted for, said W.J. Tomei, citil
early yesterday on a ledge 300 feet engineer for the project.
below the platform and the others were

SEVEN 1VE N WERE found dead yesterday after the collapse of a scaffold in a 1,000-foot shaft at an underground
hydroelectic plant east of Fresno, Calif. This photo shows the plant's key component, a 10-story high powerhouse being
built inside a mountain in the Sierra Nevada.

Ex-hostages
return today
(Continued from Page 1)
Reagan will deliver the thanks of the
American people. The White House
meeting is likely to be televised
nationally.
The House Foreign Affairs Commit-
tee and four of its subcommittees may
begin hearings Feb. 10, but the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee does not
expect to begin its own investigations
for about a month. Senate Republican
Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee has
urged the panel to wait "until the
wounds heal a little."
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