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The families of the four miners who died at the Gleision Colliery are to take civil action against the pit owners MNS Mining Ltd.
Their solicitors have confirmed that they are seeking compensation from the company for what happened to their relatives.
The news comes as Neath MP Peter Hain announces that he's written an open letter to the Health and Safety Executive, saying that 'fundamental questions' about the tragedy still have not been answered.
Solicitors representing the families of the four miners who died in the Gleision tragedy in 2011 say there has been a "failure in the law" regarding how owners and directors are made accountable for workplace incidents.
Thompsons Solicitors said they echoed the calls from Neath MP Peter Hain, who wants a formal report from the HSE into what went wrong.
The families of the four miners who died in Gleision mining tragedy are taking civil action for damage, against the owners of the mine.
Yesterday, owners MNS Mining were cleared, alongside mine manager Malcolm Fyfield, were cleared of manslaughter charges over the incident in September 2011.
Neath MP Peter Hain has written to the Health and Safety Executive, calling for a formal report into the Gleision mine tragedy in 2011, to answers what he describes as "fundamental questions" which have still not been answered.
Yesterday, manager Malcolm Fyfield and owners MNS Mining were cleared of manslaughter charges after the deaths of four employees at Gleision in September 2011.
Mr Hain said he wants a report from the health and safety watchdog, to give to the miners' families, into "why and how the miners came to be working in an area of the mine where the accident happened."
He also raises apparent confusion over whether Malcolm Fyfield and his colleagues knew about a substantial amount of water in the mine, and whether they knew about a map that detailed the presence of water.
Gleision mine manager Malcolm Fyfield has issued a statement, after he was yesterday cleared of manslaughter over the deaths of four employees in 2011.
He thanked the jury at Swansea Crown Court for their verdict, his family, friends and legal team, and said "the most important issue is the memory of his four colleagues who lost their lives."
The tragedy at Gleision was the worst mining disaster in the UK for more than thirty years.
For the rescuers and investigators, it posed one of the biggest challenges of their careers - and the local community, it provided some of the darkest days they'd ever known.
Megan Boot's report shows the scale of the rescue effort that day - 15th September 2011.
The families of the four miners who died in the Gleision disaster in 2011 have spoken to ITV News about the day they were told their loved ones were trapped underground.
Philip Hill, 44, Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, and Garry Jenkins, 39, drowned in September 2011 inside the Gleision colliery near Pontardawe.
Neath MP Peter Hain says the families of the Gleision victims are left with "major questions unanswered".
South Wales Police has spoken of the "tremendous courage and dignity" of the families of the Gleision victims during the three-month trial.
The Crown Prosecution Service has released a statement after the Gleision mine manager and owners were cleared of manslaughter charges this afternoon.
The CPS added: "We would like to extend our sympathies to the families of the men who died and we hope that these proceedings have at least given them, and the local community, a fuller understanding of this tragic event."
Latest ITV News reports
Former pit manager Malcolm Fyfield and owners MSN Mining were cleared of manslaughter charges this afternoon at Swansea Crown Court.
A man has told a jury of his escape from the Gleision Colliery after it flooded, killing four of his colleagues.