A MINER who survived a fatal roof fall which killed his co-worker at Kellingley Colliery has been named as Phil Sheldon, of Horbury.
The 46-year-old was with Gerry Gibson, 49, when they became trapped up to their waists by debris 800m below ground.
Mr Gibson, of North Yorkshire, died as a result of his injuries.
Mr Sheldon was taken to Pinderfields Hospital suffering from minor injuries and is now recovering at home.
UK Coal, which operates the pit, has launched a full investigation into how the incident happened.
An investigation team from the police and the Health and Safety Executive spent last night underground at the colliery.