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Gleision deaths: Miners' families in compensation bid

The families of four miners who died when 650,000 gallons of water rushed into their pit are seeking damages from the colliery's owners.

Charles Breslin, 62, David Powell, 50, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died when water flooded Gleision mine in 2011 after a controlled explosion.

MNS Mining Ltd and pit manager Malcolm Fyfield were cleared of manslaughter by a jury in Swansea on Thursday.

The Health and Safety Executive has also been urged to release the results of its inquiry at the mine.

Abigail Neal reports.

  • 20 Jun 2014
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