Gleision Colliery disaster: owners face corporate manslaughter charges
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.
– Detective Chief Inspector Dorian Lloyd, South Wales Police
An appeal fund for the families of the four miners killed in the Gleision colliery disaster closed today. David Powell, Garry Jenkins, Charles Breslin and Philip Hill died after becoming trapped underground in September. Trustees of the Fund have described the amount as 'absolutely phenomenal'.