Pit Driver dies of Lockjaw – Laybury, Thomas


Sheffield Telegraph, March 26th, 1870

Fatal Colliery Accident

Ashort time ago we reported an accident which occurred at Denaby colliery to a boy named Thomas Laybury, a horse driver in the pit.

Laybury, whilst attending to his duties, was run over by one of the wagons in the pit, and was so badly injured as to necessitate his removal to the Doncaster infirmary.

At first he appeared to go on in a very favourable manner, but suddenly there was a change, and the lad died of lockjaw on Thursday afternoon.

Yesterday, an inquest was held at the Guildhall, Doncaster, when the jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from lockjaw, the result of the injuries he received in the pit.