Upon completion of the investigation and following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, the mine manager, Malcolm Fyfield has today been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter.
In addition, a prosecution for four offences of corporate manslaughter against the owners of the mine, MNS Mining Ltd, is proceeding.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to all members of the local community for their continued support and understanding throughout this process.
A man has been charged with manslaughter following an investigation into the deaths of four men at Gleision Colliery in September 2011.
Malcolm Fyfield, 57, has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter and will appear at Neath Magistrates Court on February 1st.
The four men – Philip Hill, 44, Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50 and Garry Jenkins, 39 - died after becoming trapped in the mine on 15th September 2011.
Tributes are being paid today to the four men who died in the Gleision mining disaster. It's exactly year since the tragedy in the Swansea Valley which shocked Wales and the world.
Some of the victims' families have been attending private remembrance events while the Welsh public and politicians have been paying their respects.
Nicola Hendy reports.
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