Shocking Fatality at Conisborough

May 1907

Sheffield Daily Telegraph May 14 1907

Shocking Fatality at Conisborough

Ernest Marriot (37), believed to have come from Stockport, a navvy employed on the high railway viaduct, in course of construction at Conisborough and , met with a terrible death on Friday.

He and other men were pulling down some scaffolding, and Marriot had occasion to ascend a ladder, erected over some uprights.

When he had reached a height of 90 feet the ladder and uprights collapsed, and he fell into the river below.

His mates attempted a rescue, but the body was not recovered until 20 minutes later and removed to the Castle Inn

At the inquest held yesterday my Mr F Alan, deputy coroner, a verdict of “Accidental death” was returned.