Sheffield Telegraph – 10 January 1870
Accident at the Denaby Main colliery
A collier, named George Flinders, was taken on Friday evening, seriously injured, from this colliery to the Doncaster infirmary. He had been caught under a heavy fall of coal, His back has been severely bruised, his skull almost laid bare, besides sustaining other external and internal injuries.
Arriving at Doncaster, Mr Rigby, the surgeon for the week, attended to him and in the course of the evening the poor fellow had to have the four fingers of his right hand amputated.
On enquiry on Saturday morning the man was reported to be getting on as well as could be expected.