Gleision mine investigation

Mine manager Malcolm Fyfield appears in Cardiff Magistrates Court.

Report: Court appearance over Gleision mine charges

A man has appeared in court charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter following one of Wales' worst mining tragedies of recent times. Malcolm Fyfield was the manager of the Gleision Colliery, near Pontardawe, when the men died in September 2011.

MNS Mining Limited which owned the mine at the time, is being prosecuted for corporate manslaughter, as Richard Morgan reports.

Mine manager makes court appearance

The manager of the Gleision mine has appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court to face gross negligence charges.

Four men died when the mine, near Pontardawe, flooded in 2011.

Mine manager, Malcolm Fyfield, has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter.

Malcolm Fyfield spoke to confirm his name, address and date of birth. He was bailed to appear at Swansea Crown Court on February 11th.

MNS Mining Limited, which owned the mine, also faces four charges of corporate manslaughter.

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Court appearance over Gleision Mine investigation

The manager of the Gleision Mine is due to appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court today as part of the investigation into the death of four miners in 2011.

Malcolm Fyfield is charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter. The company MNS Mining Limited has also been charged with four counts of corporate manslaughter.

Charles Breslin, Philip Hill, Garry Jenkins and David Powell all died when the mine flooded in September 2011.