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Gleision mine manager charged

57-year-old Malcolm Fyfield, the manager of the mine, has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter. Four men died at Gleision Colliery on 15th September 2011

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Gleision Colliery disaster: mine manager charged over deaths

A major rescue operation was launched after the mine flooded in September 2011 Credit: ITV News

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.

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