Breach of Colliery Rules at Denaby and Cadeby

November 1910

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 26 November 1910

Breach of Colliery Rules at Denaby and Cadeby

The Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company, represented by Mr Frank Allen, brought charges against a trio of employees, for breach of special colliery rules.

Robert Lewis and Arthur Jevons, pony drivers, had broken rule 66 by not putting drags on the Corves when going down an incline of 1 in 50, thereby endangering life. Lewis, who appeared, had been warned of the same offence an hour previous to the occasion for which he was charged. Mr Allen told the bench that a great many accidents were caused by this offence.

Lewis, who sobbed understandably, pleaded not guilty to negligence.

Alfred Dudhill, deputy in the Denaby Colliery, was on duty in an open level when he saw both defendants, and noticed they had not applied the drags. He stopped them

Henry Ellis, banksman, said the lads were operating in the Hooton level – a supplementary pit inside the main one. He had previously warned them.

Lewis said his horse was running away, and he was unable to put on the drags.

He was fined 5/-inclusive, and Jevons 7/6 inclusive.

Henry Hayter, pony driver, was fined 2/6 and costs for violating special rule 90.