Neal Stone, Director of policy and standards, British Safety Council
05 Feb 2016
At its peak Kellingley, “Big K”, employed over 2,000 miners, being the biggest deep mine in Europe. At the time of closure employee numbers were down to 450.
27 Nov 2014
The families of the four men who died in the Gleision colliery mining disaster “have been failed by the justice system”, according to Neath MP Peter Hain.
28 Jul 2014
The effectiveness of the corporate manslaughter law and its relationship to health and safety legislation needs to be closely examined.
10 Apr 2014
HSE has launched a consultation on plans to sweep away the entirety of mine safety legislation, replacing it with a single set of regulations focusin
23 Oct 2013
The former UK Coal Mining company has been fined £250,000 in two prosecutions after a worker was crushed beneath 15 tonnes of rock and a gas explosion forced the evacuation of over 20
16 Apr 2013
Mining company UK Coal has been ordered to pay out £300,000 for safety failings that led to a locomotive driver being crushed to death at Thoresby Colliery.
01 Mar 2013
The manager of Gleision colliery in south Wales where four workers died in 2011 after their mine was engulfed with flood water has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter.
01 Feb 2012
The UK’s largest coal mining company has been fined a total of £1.2m over the deaths of four workers at two of its collieries during 2006 and 2007.
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