Swansea mine deaths: charges confirmed
Malcolm Fyfield, a manager at the mine where four men lost their lives in 2011, has been charged with four counts of gross negligence manslaughter. MNS Mining Ltd, which owns the mine, also faces charges of corporate manslaughter for failing to put in place a safe system of work.
Seven miners had been working with explosives when they broke into an old mine that had been flooded. Water quickly filled up the mine the men were working in. Mr Fyfield was seriously injured, but managed to escape by climbing through a ventilation shaft. He was immediately rushed to hospital where he remained for four weeks. Two others escaped. The remaining miners were found dead after a 30-hour rescue.
The police investigated whether the miners had been in breach of health and safety regulations at the time of the accident, and specifically whether they allowed the minimum safe distance for working with explosives next to underground water of 37m…
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