Plate Layer Cut to Pieces – William Barrett

March 1887

Sheffield independent, March 19, 1887.

A Plate Layer Cut to Pieces.

On Tuesday morning a shocking accident occurred in the yard of the Denaby main pit, whereby an old man, William Barrett (73), a plater layer, who has been in the employ of the company for many years, was killed.

He was oiling points, and stepped between trucks, tripped¬†and fell, shunted by the colliery engine. He had his oil-can In his hand, was struck by the engine, carried by the “cow catchers,” about 15 yards, and then drawn in under the wheels of the engine. ¬†His body was crushed, one of his legs cut off and one arm.

Diseased, who resided in Holgate, Mexborough, was removed to his late home about noon. Diseased leaves a wife and upgrown family. He was connected with the Wesleyan body


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