1871 August 15th Independent
Fatal Accident at Denaby Colliery
About nine o’clock yesterday morning, a man, named Richard Dawes, a miner, who lived at pit row, Denaby, was working in the Denaby Main pit, when a quantity of coal fell upon him. The accident was seen by three other colliiers, who at once proceeded to extricate him. While they were so engaged the unfortunate man spoke to them, but he was dead before they were able to get him out. HIs back and both thighs were broken. The deceased leaves a wife and four children. An inquest will be held upon the body on Wednesday.
1871 August 17th, Telegraph
The Fatal Accident at Denaby Main colliery
An inquest was held yesterday, before J Webster Esq, coroner, at the police station, Denaby, in view of the body of Richard Dawes, aged 33, Collier, on who was killed by a fall of call in the Denaby Main pit on Monday, under circumstances which have been recorded. A verdict of `accidental death´ was returned.