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Gleision boss Malcolm Fyfield cleared of mine deaths

The manager and owners of a Swansea Valley mine where four miners died have been cleared of manslaughter.

Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, drowned in 2011 when 650,000 gallons of water flooded the Gleision drift mine following a controlled explosion.

Manager Malcolm Fyfield, 58, and mine owners MNS Mining had denied manslaughter through gross negligence.

Jordan Davies reports.

  • 19 Jun 2014