UK Coal fined

UK Coal have been fined a total of £250,000 at Leeds Crown Court.

Video: UK Coal fined for health and safety failings

UK Coal have been fined a total of £250,000 for health and safety failures by Leeds Crown Court.

The family of a miner who died in a roof collapse at UK Coal operated Kellingley Colliery, in North Yorkshire, say justice has been done.

Gerry Gibson died in an area of the mine where another rockfall had happened just days earlier.

Calendar's reporter Frazer Maude has been following the case.

Video: UK Coal fined

UK Coal have been fined a total of £250,000 for health and safety failures by Leeds Crown Court.

The family of a miner who died in a roof collapse at UK Coal operated Kellingley Colliery, in North Yorkshire, say justice has been done.

Gerry Gibson died in an area of the mine where another rockfall had happened just days earlier.

Calendar's reporter Frazer Maude has been following the case.

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UK Coal fined for health and safety failings

UK Coal have been fined a total of £250,000 at Leeds Crown Court.

The company, which is currently in administration, was fined £200,000 for health and safety failings following the death of employee Gerry Gibson in September 2011.

Mr. Gibson died following a roof collapse at Kellingley colliery. A second miner survived the incident, needing treatment for minor injuries.

There had been a similar collapse at the site 6 days prior to the fatality, but the company failed to take adequate measures to prevent the second incident.

The company was also fined £50,000 for an explosion in November 2010, causing 200 miners to be evacuated, and the mine closing for three weeks.