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

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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