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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1966 February

Explosion Kills Construction Worker at the Site of Carvins Cove Diversion Tunnel Near Roanoke, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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At Carvins Cove Diversion Tunnel construction site near Roanoke, Va., workers examine damage from a diesel engine explosion. The covered body of construction worker Bernard Pruett rests in a Roanoke County Rescue truck. Police officers and workers huddle near the rescue truck. Footage continues with scenes of the accident site and police officers in discussion.
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