The Canadian Press

1993-04-20 | Westray charges

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Criminal charges were laid in the Westray coal mine explosion. The mine's owner, Curragh Incorporated, former mine manager Gerald Phillips, and former underground manager Roger Parry were charged with manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death in the blast that killed 26 miners May 9, 1992. Relatives were relieved at the turn of events. But Joe MacKay, brother of one of the miners, said families still wanted to recover the bodies of their loved ones. (Charges against Parry and Phillips were stayed June 30, 1998.)

Date: 1993-04-20
Placeline: PLYMOUTH, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << you've got 11 families that don't have people down there you're going to have to go through all this charges the length of time is going to take to go through the court trials the commission whatever and then you're looking at a year-and-a-half to two years for them to get down to the body side so we've still got two for five years if we're still waiting to get our loved ones back if it's going to be a long haul >>