Colliery Prosecutions from Denaby Main

December 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, December 6.

Colliery Prosecutions from Denaby Main

Thomas Ratigan and George Plant, drivers, of Denaby, were summoned by the Denaby Main Colliery Company for breach of special rule 90 by riding on an underground road without permission of manager or under manager.

Both the defendant appeared and pleaded guilty.

Mr W. M. Gichard, solicitor, Rotherham, prosecuted, and stated that the circumstances were quite ordinary.

The defendants were seen riding on corves down an incline of one in 10 or 11. If the corves had become uncoupled there would have been a very serious accident.

The company were desirous of putting a stop to the practice, as the rules were framed for their own safety as well for the safety of others.

The Bench fined each defendant 5s and costs.