Falling Asleep at Work

April 1902

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 11 April 1902

Falling Asleep at Work

Philip Booth, an engine tenter of Conisboro’, was summoned for a breach of colliery rule 72.

Mr. Gichard stated that the defendant was in charge of an engine that worked the fan on the surface of the mine, and which provided ventilation throughout the mine.

The defendant was found asleep. It was a very serious offence indeed.

The defendant was fined 20s. and costs on the 21st Dec. last for an exactly similar offence.

Defendant was now fined 40s. and the costs.