Fatal Injury at Cadeby Main – George Brough

July 1917


Mexborough & Swinton Times, , July 21, 1917

George Brough, Denaby deputy killed at Cadeby

Mr F Allen, on Monday, at the Fullerton hospital, Denaby Main, enquired into the death of George Brough (44), colliery deputy, 24 Tickhill square, Denaby Main, who was fatally injured in the Cadeby mine on Saturday morning. Mr H Danby, H..M.inspector of mines; Mr H.C.Harrison, agent of the Denaby and main collieries Ltd, and Mr H Hawley, manager of the Cadeby mine, were present.

William Brough, miner of Clayton, said diseased, who was his brother, had worked at the Cadeby colliery over 21 years.

George Henry Mason, dataller, to Rossington Street, Denaby main, said on Saturday morning he was working in the West district of the Cadeby mine, and about 10 o’clock was at the foot of a fall which will be repaired.

Deceased came down the face, and clambered over the fall. As he did so a piece of dirt came off the face and pinned him against a bar leg which had just been set. He was liberated almost immediately, but witness believed he was dead when set free. There was no warning of the fall. It was deceasedĀ“s duty to go over the fall as he did. The coroner said it was a most unfortunate occurrence. Diseased was evidently doing his duty in being where he was.

The jury returned a verdict of “accidental death.” Mr Harrison said he wished to express the sympathy of the company with the family of deceased, who was a good workman, and his services had been appreciated by the management in the highest degree.


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