Fatal Accident at Denaby Main Colliery

February 1898

Sheffield Independent – Friday 25 February 1898

Shocking Fatality at Denaby Main Colliery.

Yesterday, at this colliery a dataller, named Michael Edwards, aged 50 years was fatally injured in the pit.

It appeared that lied finished his day’s work, and was returning to the pit bottom in the jimmey when a train of corves approached him unawares. Before he could get out the way, Edwards was caught, knocked down, and run over. His arm and logs were broken, and he was otherwise mangled.

The coroner has been communicated with, and inquest will be held.

Mexborough and Swinton Times every 25th 1898

Fatal Accident at Denaby Main Colliery

Yesterday an accident which terminated fatally for one of the employees in the Denaby Main pit, and occurred shortly before 2 o’clock, the unfortunate victim being a morning dataller, named Michael Edwards, a married man, 46 years of age, residing at 13 Edlington St, Denaby Main.

The deceased at the time  was making his journey to the pit bottom, for the purpose of descending the pit shaft, after having completed his work in the drift part of the mine, where from some unexplained cause, presumably that he fell, he got under a run of coal, two tubs passing over him, terribly mutilating the lower part of his body, and causing the run to get off the road.

From the condition in which he was found that it was apparent that his case was a serious one, and although everything was done for him that could possibly be done under the sad circumstances, he succumbed on the surface before being placed in the ambulance.

The body was conveyed home.