Mining Publication: Technology News 495 - NIOSH Releases New Educational Video: Recovery of Farmington No. 9 - An Interview with Danny Kuhn
NIOSH researchers first learned of Mr. Kuhn in the fall of 1998. Mr Kuhn was contacted and agreed to an interview. An oral history interview was conducted with Mr. Kuhn in early November 1998. After reviewing the videotape of the interview, researchers determined the content to be so rich as to warrant a second interview in a more formal setting. The second interview was done in early December 1998. During this interview, Mr Kuhn spent about two hours describing the Farmington disaster, including the workplace climate leading up to the explosion, the events that took place in the 10 days after the explosion, and the nearly 10-year effort to safely and successfully recover most of the victims' bodies. The video tape of the second oral history interview with Danny Kuhn was reviewed and edited by NIOSH researchers for content. Careful attention was used to ensure that valuable information was presented, but within a reasonable timeframe. A detailed map of the Farmington No. 9 Mine was edited into the final video and used to highlight critical features as they were being described by Mr. Kuhn.