South West Wales

Gleision mine deaths: Jury sworn in

Malcolm Fyfield
Malcolm Fyfield denies manslaughter

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a mine manager over the deaths of four miners at a Swansea Valley pit.

Malcolm Fyfield, 58, was the manager of the Gleision drift mine near Cilybebyll when it flooded in September 2011.

David Powell, 50, Charles Breslin, 62, Phillip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died in the incident.

Mr Fyfield denies manslaughter while MNS Mining, the company which operated the site, denies corporate manslaughter.

Eight women and four men were selected for the jury.

The first evidence at Swansea Crown Court is expected to be heard later this week.

The trial is due to last until at least the end of June.

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