Negligent Denaby Trammer

March 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 16th 1907

A Negligent Denaby Trammer

Mr Frank Allen represented the Denaby and Cadeby colliery company in the case in which Vara Bramley, a trammer, of Denaby, was charged with a breach of colliery rule 99.

This rule provided that a trammer should not go before a “tub,” which was proceeding down an inclined plane, but should put lockers in the wheels, and have the tub drawn down by a pony.

This the defendant admitted he had not done, but had gone in front of the “tub,”

Mr F. Allen pointed out, it was an exceedingly dangerous mode of procedure, and only the previous day it had resulted in one of the boys breaking his back. The inspector of mines was at that moment in the colliery investigating the circumstances of the previous day.

Had their “tub” in question got away it would probably have killed the pony in front.

Defendant was fined 20/– inclusive.