The Canadian Press

1995-02-06 | Westray trial

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Graphic evidence opened the Westray Mine manslaughter trial in Pictou, Nova Scotia. A 45-minute video included pictures of the remains of 15 men whose bodies had been recovered. Family members watched silently in the courtroom. Later Ken Teasdale of the Westray Families Group talked about the video. (Two mine managers, Gerald Phillips and Roger Parry, and the company, Curragh Incorporated, were charged with manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death. Twenty-six men were killed when an explosion ripped through the Westray coal mine in May 1992.)

Date: 1995-02-06
Placeline: PICTOU, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << as hard as it was that stuff is it wise for us to watch and see them I still have to say that we're among the lucky in the sense that there are 11 families still waiting for their loved ones still down there >>


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