UK Coal faces charges over miner's death

The company which runs the pit where a miner died earlier this week appeared in court yesterday in relation to the death of another worker at the same colliery.

UK Coal were accused at Pontefract Magistrates' Court of failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees at Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire. Ian Cameron, 46, died when equipment fell on him at the North Yorkshire pit in October 2009.

Earlier this week, Gerry Gibson, 49, died at Kellingley after a roof fall. His death was the third at the colliery in three years. The case was adjourned until 24 October.

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