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UK Coal in Court

UK Coal and Joy Mining were fined today in Leeds Crown Court over the death of Ian Cameron at Kellingley Colliery.

Both pleaded guilty for their part in the fatality.

UK Coal was fined £418,000 including costs for failing to ensure the safety of Ian.

Joy Mining was fined £150,000 for not informing UK Coal of a known defect in the chocks which contributed to Ian’s death.

A spokesman for the HSE said that Ian’s death was avoidable.

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