Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Saturday 16 October 1909
Dangerous Practice at Cadeby Pit
At the Doncaster West Riding Police Court, this morning, William Webb and Michael Maloy, colliers, of Conisborough and Denaby respectively, were summoned for breach of colliery rule No 4, Cadebv Pit.
Mr. Frank Allen, who appeared for the company, explained that defendants left in the back props of the gawf.
It was, he explained, highly essential that all back props should be drawn. When they were left in caused an accumulation of gas, from which serious fires were liable to occur, endangering the safety of all men employed in the pit.
One the deputies had his suspicions aroused, and having the material removed, found that several props had been buried. They were paid for withdrawing the props. Defendants stated that there were two slips in the roof, which prevented them from withdrawing the props.
Defendants were fined 20s. Including costa.