Sheffield Daily Telegraph May 14 1907
Shocking Fatality at Conisborough
Ernest Marriot (37), believed to have come from Stockport, a navvy employed on the high railway viaduct, in course of construction at Conisborough and , met with a terrible death on Friday.
He and other men were pulling down some scaffolding, and Marriot had occasion to ascend a ladder, erected over some uprights.
When he had reached a height of 90 feet the ladder and uprights collapsed, and he fell into the river below.
His mates attempted a rescue, but the body was not recovered until 20 minutes later and removed to the Castle Inn
At the inquest held yesterday my Mr F Alan, deputy coroner, a verdict of “Accidental death” was returned.