Man rescued from rubble

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A miner has been rescued from a pit in the Neath Valley after he became trapped under rubble from a collapsed roof.

The man, 48, was taken to the surface at Unity Mine in Cwmgwrach, near Glynneath, by colleagues and the Mines Rescue Team.

Yesterday's incident comes a month after four men died at Gleision mine in nearby Cilybebyll. David Powell, 50, Charles Breslin, 62, Philip Hill, 44, and Garry Jenkins, 39, died after they became trapped in the mine, which was engulfed by water on 15 September.

The miner is understood to have been treated for possible pelvis and spinal injuries by ambulance crews and was later taken by air to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

The Health and Safety Executive said it was aware of the incident and inspectors were on site helping the police.