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Record 269/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 12/13/1984
Abstract Interview of Harvey Creech by Tammy Creech. Harvey Creech discusses the Scotia mining disaster.

Interviewer's description-
"Mr. Creech was born August 19, 1935 on Kings Creek in Letcher County Kentucky. He attended local schools where he became a basketball star. He passed up an opportunity to attend college at Morehead State University to take a job with Blue Diamond's coal laboratory at Leatherwood, Kentucky. He worked his way up through various promotions until he became General Superintendent of Blue Diamond's Scotia Mines shortly after the two historic explosions. He has worked as a coal laboratory helper and supervisor, as a preparation plant engineer, a general superintendent (at both Jerico and Scotia) and as a coal buyer/shipper. Mr. Creech was on the recovery team at Scotia which removed the bodies of the dead miners from the second explosion. Mr. Creech goes into great detail to explain the circumstances of both explosions and to describe the recovery efforts that were made."
Object ID 2007.001.0279
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Scotia Mining Disaster
Interview date 12/13/1984
Interviewer Creech, Tammy
Length of interview 46:40, 25:37
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Creech, Harvey
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