Pit Accident

July 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 12.

Pit Accident.

A man named Thomas Fawcett, residing in, Hirstgate, Mexborough, met with an accident at the Denaby colliery o Saturday morning.

Fawcett was following his usual occupation as a “trammer” when a fall of coal took place and he was knocked up against a corve.

Assistance was at hand and Fawcett was at once extricated from his awkward position.

Upon being examined, he was found to have sustained a fractured of the left leg below the knee, and other minor injuries.

After first aid had been rendered by Mr W.A Haigh, the injured man was removed to the surface and conveyed, with all possible speed, in the colliery ambulance to the Mexborough hospital, and the injuries attended to by Dr Huey of Mexborough.











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