May 1st Sheffield Independent
Fatal accident at the Denaby Main Colliery
Yesterday a fatal accident occurred at the above colliery.
Whilst a miner named Samuel Webster was engaging getting coal, a portion of the roof, consisting of coal and other debris, fell upon him, crushing his head in a fearful manner.
He died almost immediately.
October 29 Sheffield Independant
Fatal accident at Denaby Main Colliery
18 year old hurrier
On Wednesday, about 12 o’clock, an accident, which terminated fatally, occurred at the above colliery.
A youth named Joseph Lucas, 18 years of age, was pushing away a “corf” of coal, and having call the boy to fetch it to the shaft with the pony, from some cause or other a portion of the roof fell upon him, crushing his head and face in a fearful manner.
He was speedily extricated, but death must have been almost instantaneous.