Mexborough & Swinton Times, June 3rd
Fatal Accident At Cadeby
First For Nearly Four Years.
The first fatal accident for 3 years at Cadeby Colliery occurred on Wednesday afternoon, the victim being John Burns, of Marr street, Denaby.
Burns, who was employed as a filler, was working in the pit on Wednesday afternoon, when a fall of coal caused one of the props to fall, and the deceased was struck by the prop at the back of the head, sustaining a fracture of the base of the skull.
He was immediately attended by ambulance men, and everything possible was done for him.
Dr. Ford was sent for and went to the colliery at once. But on his arrival Burns was dead.
Burns was a very popular man in the village, and was well known as a “Lancashire-comedian” In this role he had appeared at many concerts organised for charity, in which direction he was always willing to give his services.