Inquest on Denaby Miner

October 1957

South Yorkshire Times October 5, 1957

Inquest on Denaby Miner

The Deputy District Coroner (Mr CR Marshall) recorded a verdict at a Conisbrough inquest on Wednesday that Robert Wilson (65), of 22, Sprotbrough Street, Denaby died from lobar pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis and pneumoconiosis.

The widow, Fanny Wilaon, of the same address told the Coroner that her husband died on Monday. He had not worked since January 1965 and that his last job at the pit was as a dataller. During the time they had been married he had been employed at Cadeby colliery apart from a break of a few months when he worked at Manvers Main. He had had good health until about five years ago when he complained of a tightness in the chest.

He had been examined by the pneumoconiosis panel at Sheffield several times but was not granted a pension. At the beginning of 1965 he was awarded a 100 per cent pneumoconiosis pension and a five per cent pension was “back dated” to January 1953. He ceased working In January 1955.

Consultant pathologist at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Dr. Henry Lederer. who performed a post mortem examination, told the Coroner that cause of death was lobar pneumonia, and pulmonary tuberculosis and pneumoconiosis, were factors of death.