Manager of Gleision Colliery pleads not guilty

The manager of the Gleision Colliery, where four miners died in September 2011, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of gross negligence manslaughter. Malcolm Fyfield will stand trial in March.

Manager to stand trial over colliery deaths

The manager of the Gleision colliery in which four men died in 2011 has pleaded not guilty to gross negligence manslaughter. Philip Hill, Charles Breslin, David Powell and Garry Jenkins died when the mine they were working in flooded.

Malcolm Fyfield and other representatives of the company will now go on trial in March. Richard Morgan reports.

Gleision manager pleads not guilty

Malcolm Fyfield has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

The manager of Gleision Colliery, where four men were killed in 2011, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of gross negligence manslaughter. Malcolm Fyfield appeared at Swansea Crown Court this morning to deny all the charges against him. He will stand trial in March.

Philip Hill, 44, Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50 and Garry Jenkins, 39, all died in September 2011 in one of Wales' worst mining tragedies of recent times.

MNS Mining Limited, which owned the mine at the time, is also being prosecuted for corporate manslaughter.

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Gleision: Trial date set for pit manager Malcolm Fyfield

Malcolm Fyfield has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The trial of the manager of a pit where four miners died has been set for March 24th, 2014.

Philip Hill, 44, Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50 and Garry Jenkins, 39, died in September 2011 at the Gleision Colliery in the Swansea Valley.

General manager of the mine, Malcolm Fyfield, has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter.

Representatives of the mine owners will face charges of corporate manslaughter.