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The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book
Author : Gerald M. Stern
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-01-26
ISBN : 0307783847
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured, and over 4,000 were suddenly homeless. Instead of accepting the small settlements offered by the coal company's insurance offices, a few hundred of the survivors banded together to sue. This is the story of their triumph over incredible odds and corporate irresponsibility, as told by Gerald M. Stern, who as a young lawyer and took on the case and won.

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book
Author : Gerald M. Stern
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An in-depth account of the February 1972 disaster in which a dam built by the Pittston Coal Company gave way, killing 125 people, injuring more than 1,100, and leaving more than four thousand homeless, focuses on the survivors' lawsuit against the company, which became a landmark case of a legal triumph over corporate responsibility. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book
Author : Gerald M. Stern
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 9780394403908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Behind-the-scenes account by the attorney from the Washington D.C. law firm that represented the Buffalo Creek Disaster survivors in a lawsuit. There were over 4,000 survivors of the flood that devastated over 16 small West Virginia communities and took 125 lives.

Everything In Its Path

Everything In Its Path Book
Author : Kai T. Erikson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-04-10
ISBN : 143912731X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 1977 Sorokin Award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On February 26, 1972, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit community were crowded into trailer homes with no concern for former neighborhoods. The result was a collective trauma that lasted longer than the individual traumas caused by the original disaster. Making extensive use of the words of the people themselves, Erikson details the conflicting tensions of mountain life in general—the tensions between individualism and dependency, self-assertion and resignation, self-centeredness and group orientation—and examines the loss of connection, disorientation, declining morality, rise in crime, rise in out-migration, etc., that resulted from the sudden loss of neighborhood.

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book
Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster

Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster Book
Author : Goldine C. Gleser,Bonnie L. Green,Carolyn Winget
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 1483265706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prolonged Psychosocial Effects of Disaster: A Study of Buffalo Creek disseminates the findings of an investigation into the psychosocial effects of a specific disaster - the collapse of a slag dam that inundated the valley of Buffalo Creek in West Virginia on February 26, 1972. Based on interviews with more than 600 men, women, and children for whom psychic impairment was claimed, this volume examines the relationships between the individual disaster experiences of the survivors and their later psychological functioning. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the psychosocial consequences of disasters and an account of the Buffalo Creek disaster itself, along with the subsequent lawsuit against the coal company. The next chapter explains how the psychopathology and stress of the survivors were scaled and gives some information regarding the reliability and validity of the data. Symptoms, sleep problems, family disruption, and traumatic dreams are considered. The findings on these data and the follow-up studies are discussed. The final chapter contains a summary of the findings and proposes specific suggestions as well as a model for future disaster studies. This book will be of most practical importance to mental health scientists and clinicians working with the victims of stress and disaster, and should also be of considerable interest to social and behavioral scientists and, more generally, to administrators of government activities.

The Buffalo Creek Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Disaster Book
Author : June S. Church
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selected Documents Dennis Prince at Al V Pittston

Selected Documents  Dennis Prince at Al  V  Pittston Book
Author : Dennis Prince,Lawrence M. Grosberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 199?
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Human Meaning of Total Disaster the Buffalo Creek Experience

The Human Meaning of Total Disaster   the Buffalo Creek Experience Book
Author : Robert Jay Lifton,Eric Olson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discussion of the Buffalo Creek Disaster

Discussion of the Buffalo Creek Disaster Book
Author : Leo Rangell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stress and Long term Psychopathology in Survivors of the Buffalo Creek Disaster

Stress and Long term Psychopathology in Survivors of the Buffalo Creek Disaster Book
Author : Goldine C. Gleser,Bonnie L. Green
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Buffalo Creek Flood and Disaster

The Buffalo Creek Flood and Disaster Book
Author : West Virginia. Governor's Ad Hoc Commission of Inquiry
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973*
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After the Disaster

After the Disaster Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Cambria Press
Release : 2021-06-20
ISBN : 1621969894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972

Buffalo Creek  W  Va   Disaster  1972 Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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BUFFALO CREEK W VA DISASTER 1972

BUFFALO CREEK  W  VA   DISASTER  1972 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Examination of the Conditions which Led to the Buffalo Creek Disaster in Logan County West Virginia on February 26 1972

An Examination of the Conditions which Led to the Buffalo Creek Disaster in Logan County  West Virginia on February 26  1972 Book
Author : Fred C. Walker,United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972*
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selected Litigation Documents to Accompany Gerald Stern The Buffalo Creek Disaster 1976

Selected Litigation Documents to Accompany Gerald Stern  The Buffalo Creek Disaster  1976   Book
Author : Lawrence M. Grosberg,Gerald Stern
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Buffalo Creek W Va Disaster 1972

Buffalo Creek  W  Va   Disaster  1972 Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Labor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Scotia Widows

The Scotia Widows Book
Author : Gerald Stern
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2008-08-26
ISBN : 1588367509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On March 9, 1976, a violent explosion, fueled by high concentrations of methane gas and coal dust, ripped through the Scotia mine in the heart of Eastern Kentucky coal country. The blast killed fifteen miners who were working nearly three and a half miles underground; two days later, a second explosion took the lives of eleven rescue workers. For the miners’ surviving family members, the loss of their husbands, fathers, and sons was only the beginning of their nightmare. In The Scotia Widows, Gerald M. Stern, the groundbreaking litigator and acclaimed author of The Buffalo Creek Disaster, recounts the epic four-year legal struggle waged by the widows in the aftermath of the disaster. Stern shares a story of loss, scandal, and perseverance–and the plaintiffs’ fight for justice against the titanic forces of “Big Daddy Coal.” Confronted at nearly every turn by a hostile judge and the scorched-earth defense of the Scotia mine’s owners, family members also withstood the opprobrium of some of their neighbors, most of whom relied on coal mining for their livelihoods. Meanwhile, Stern, representing the widows of the disaster on contingency, amassed huge bills and encountered a litany of formidable obstacles. The Eastern Kentucky trial judge withheld disclosure of his own personal financial interest in coal mining, and a popular pro-coal former Kentucky governor served as the lead defense counsel. The judge also suppressed as evidence the federal mine study that pointed to numerous safety violations at the Scotia mine: In a rush to produce more coal, necessary ventilation had been short-circuited, miners had not been trained in the use of self-rescue equipment, and ventilation inspections had not been made. Moreover, Scotia did not even have a trained rescue team. Ultimately, the Scotia widows’ ordeal helped to inspire the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which changed safety regulations for coal mines throughout the country. The Scotia Widows portrays in gripping detail young women deciding to pursue a landmark legal campaign against powerful corporate interests and the judge who protected them. It is a critically important and timeless story of ordinary people who took a stand and refused to give up hope for justice. Praise for The Scotia Widows: “This is a very scary story, a guided tour of the grinding cogs and spinning wheels inside the machinery of justice. Gerald Stern’s compassionate account of the ordeal of the Scotia widows shows you how horribly out of kilter it can all get when greed and self-interest are at the controls. Only with luck and the expertise of Stern does justice emerge in the end, a bit tarnished but still intact.” –Jonathan Harr, author of A Civil Action

Voices of Buffalo Creek

Voices of Buffalo Creek Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A special report about the Buffalo Creek Flood twenty-five years after the disaster. The special report carries stories about the disaster, the families, the coal company and government agencies.