John L. Lewis, President of UMWA addresses Congress of Industrial Organizations about the history of mine accidents and losses
United States USA Date:1947, March Duration:4 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
President of the United Mine Workers of America(UMWA) John L. Lewis, addressing the Congress of Industrial Organizations about the accident in the Centralia coal mines, Illinois. Mr. Lewis presents to the congress the history of all major accidents that occurred in the U.S. He counts the men and material losses incurred to the mining community. He terms such disasters a national shame.
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