Pit blast security guards ‘critical’

THE two security guards caught up in an explosion at the former Welbeck Colliery site remain in a ‘critical’ condition in hospital.

The two were injured after the incident at an electrical sub-station on New Year’s Eve.

Yesterday a police spokesman said that the investigation into the blast - involving police, landowners UK Coal and the Health and Safety Executive - is ongoing.

He added that the two men are still in a ‘critical but stable’ condition at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.