350 jobs lost at UK Coal

UK Coal has confirmed it has gone into administration with 350 jobs lost following the fire at the Daw Mill Colliery, Warwickshire, in March.

UK Coal: 'Difficult decisions' made

Entering administration and the subsequent restructuring was the only way we could preserve any of the business and while I’m delighted we’ve saved 2,000 jobs, we’ve also had to make some very difficult decisions.

I’m pleased that we managed to transfer 120 of our Daw Mill colleagues to our other mines following the fire. Our thoughts today also rest with the 350 colleagues who will now, regrettably, be made redundant as a result of Daw Mill closing

– Kevin McCullough, Chief Executive of UK Coal

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UK Coal: "This fire is on a scale not seen for decades"

Daw Mill Colliery's future remains in doubt this morning following a fire which broke out on Friday afternoon.

Over the last year, the future of the colliery has been the subject of significant uncertainty.

The company is said to be consulting with the workforce over the coming weeks.

This fire is on a scale not seen for decades. I want to thank everyone in the mine that day for their professionalism and commitment.

– Kevin McCullough, Chief Executive for UK Coal

It is said there is no risk or impact from the fire to residents living close to the site or above the mine.

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