Colliery Offence at Denaby.

September 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, September 27.

Colliery Offence at Denaby.

Walter Ogden dataller, Denaby, was summoned by the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company, for whom Mr W.M. Gichard appeared, for having committed a breach of special rule 85.

Mr Gichard explained that the rule was that no person should get on or off the cage after the signal and been given for it to be set in motion.

The defendant got off the cage which was erected in a drift. Had it not been for the prompt action of the man in charge, the defendant might have been killed.

Richard Munting, hanger on, said he gave the signal for the gate to descend, when he saw the defendant get off.

The defendant said someone took his cap, and he got off just as the cage was starting.

A fine of five shillings and costs was imposed.




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