Fatal Accident at Denaby – Thomas Green

September 1886

Sheffield independent, September 28, 1886.

The fatal Accident at Denaby Main

An inquest was held yesterday afternoon, at the Station Inn, Conisbro’ before Mr F.E.Nicholson, district coroner, on the body of Thomas Green, shunter, employed at the Denaby Main Colliery, who was fatally injured on Saturday morning. Mr W.A.Chambers, the manager of the colliery, was present at the enquiry.

Mr Gascoyne produced a plan of the place where the accident happened.

The body was identified by the father of deceased, who said his son was aged 37. He saw him after the accident, but he was then unconscious.

William Maxwell, sawyer, in the employ of the company, said he saw the deceased, when the accident happened. The man appeared to be going between the wagons for the purpose of coupling them. Whilst in the act of getting out again. His foot must’ve caught in the double line of rail’s, for he tripped and fell.

The wagon run over one foot, the left leg and across the body. The wagons were moving slowly, and only one wheel passed over the deceased.

He exclaimed “oh dear” when falling, and that was all he said. Death resulted almost immediately.

John Hewitt gave corroborative evidence, and a verdict of “accidental death” was returned



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