Miner dies after colliery roof fall
A miner trapped in a colliery by a fallen roof has died, officials say.
The miner died after being trapped in the Kellingley Colliery, near Knottingley, West Yorks, UK Coal confirmed.
Another miner who was trapped by his leg was rescued and treated.
Speaking outside the mine, Gareth Williams, managing director for coal mining for UK Coal, said: "UK Coal can confirm a fall of roof occurred at 4.35pm which trapped two of our colleagues.
"Colleagues successfully recovered one of the two employees trapped by the lower leg. He is now on the surface.
"UK Coal regrets to confirm the second colleague was confirmed dead by our own team, despite our best efforts. No names are going to be released at the moment."
Mr Williams said the company's thoughts were with the family of the miner.
North Yorkshire Police said the man who died was aged in his 40s and was from North Yorkshire.
The injured man, also in his 40s and from West Yorkshire, was taken to Pinderfields Hospital, in Wakefield, with minor injuries.
A police spokeswoman said: "A joint investigation into the incident will be carried out by Specialist Mine Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive and North Yorkshire Police."