Sad Fatality at Denaby Main Colliery.

September 1888

Sheffield Independent – Monday 03 September 1888

Sad Fatality at Denaby Main Colliery.

Saturday morning dataller named Wm. Troupe, employed at the Denaby Main colliery, was killed whilst following his work. He was about 35 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children.

About three o’clock on Saturday morning some men who were near that hand heard the sound of heavy fall, in air passage in the Montage Plane, and proceeding thither, found Troupe lying on his face, covered by fall of roof. When extricated he was alive, but unconscious.

He was attended to Dr. Sykes, of Mexbro’, and his Denaby assistant, both of whom were with him until he died.

It was on Thursday night only that in this same air passage a young lad was buried by a fall, but fortunately he was not struck any hard substance, and escaped with comparatively slight injuries. Both accidents took place within a few yards of each other.

Inquest will be held.