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, NS, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we've got eleven families that don't have people down there you're going to have to go through all this charges the length of time it's 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 site so, we've still got to for five years and we're still waiting to get our love ones back and it's going to be a long haul >>

Clip ID: 19930420CPCN001