Denaby Pit Lad’s Death (picture)

September 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 06 September 1907

Killed At Denaby Colliery. 

Yesterday a youth named Smith, about 17 years  of age, was accidentally killed whilst following his  employment at the Denaby Main Colliery.

He  lived with his widowed mother in Adwick Road,  Mexborough.

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 09 September 1907

Denaby Pit Lad’s Death

On Saturday, at Mexborough, at an inquest held by Mr. D. Wightman concerning the death of the Mexborough youth, Charles Smith, who was killed at a the Denaby Colliery on Thursday, a verdict of “Accidental death” was returned.

From the evidence it appeared that deceased brought down a full train of tubs through the passway.

Twenty minutes later another lad named Charles Willoughby heard a noise, and found Smith under a tub. When released he was dead. He had been riding on one of the tubs.

A deputy said that deceased was one of the best boys in the pit, and had never been, reported for any offence.