Fatal Accident At Denaby.

March 1899

Sheffield Independent – Friday 17 March 1899

Fatal Accident At Denaby.

John Stokes, an employee at the Denaby Main Colliery, living at Clay Lane, Mexboro’, has succumbed to injuries received in the pit shortly before last Christmas.

It is stated that the sufferer had been allowed compensation for the injuries

Sheffield Independent – Saturday 18 March 1899

Inquest at Mexborough

Yesterday afternoon, at the Mexborough Market Hall, before Mr Bagshaw, deputy coroner, an inquest was held on the body of John Stokes, an employee at the Denaby Main Colliery, who lived at Mexborough.

Evidence was given by Matilda Stokes, the widow, Amos Moxon and Robert O’Gara.

The deceased was injured on October 17 was assisting to lift a full Corve, and he complained of pain.

He remained the pit to us three hours and then had to leave.

He was medically attended by Doctor Twigg, and was also visited by Doctors Blythman and Craik.

Death occurred on March 14.

A verdict of “Accidental death” was returned.