Sheffield Independent, September 3, 1888.
Sad Fatality at Denaby Main cClliery.
On Saturday morning, a dataller named William 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 were nearest town heard the sound of a heavy fall, in an air passage in the Montagu plane, and proceeding thither, found Troupe lying on his face, covered by a fall of roof.
When extricated he was alive, but unconscious. He was attended to by Dr Sykes, of Mexborough, and his Denaby assistant, both of whom were with him until he died.
It was on Thursday night only that in the same air passage a young lad was buried by a fall, but fortunately he was not struck by any hard substance, and escaped with comparatively slight injuries.
Both accidents took place within a few yards of each other.