Colliery Prosecutions at Doncaster

January 1908

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 27 January 1908

Colliery Prosecutions at Doncaster.

At Doncaster Saturday, John Mills, pony driver, of Denaby, was prosecuted by the Denaby and Cadeby Main Colliery Company, Ltd., for whom Mr. F. Allen appeared, for a breach of special colliery Rule 4, by returning a pony the stable an improper manner; making it run, and the driver hanging behind, sliding on the metals or haulage rope.

A fine of 2s. 6d. and 12s. 6d. costs was imposed.

Mr. W. M. Gichard, on behalf of the same company, prosecuted Noah Gedner dataller, Denaby, for a breach of special colliery Rule 97 on the 10th January, by damaging a safety lamp.

The prosecution called ten witnesses, but the Bench dismissed the case, not considering it proved under the wording of the particular rule.