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Worsop Main Colliery

Nottingham Evening News - Wednesday 09 March 1900

Mr. C. R. Busby conducted an inquest into the circumstances attending to the death of Robert William Hunt, at the Station Hotel Shirebrook, this morning. The proceedings were watched by Mr. C. H. Hepplewhite, Inspector of Mines, Mr. V. Haslam, Miners agent, and Mr. John Poxon general manager of the company. Mr Poron the deceased’s stepfather said he and deceased were working in No. 9 stall, at the Warsop Main Colliery on Thursday last. The deceased was a loader, and he was filling his tram, but had left off to pull down some “clod” which was overhanging. The “clod” was about seven feet long and eighteen inches wide, Witness who was about six yards away at the time heard the sound of a fall of roof and the deceased shouting. Witness went to his assistance and found that part of the roof had fallen upon the deceased’s thigh, he was conscious,  and told witness that while he was in the act of pulling the “clod” his foot slipped and he was pulled under the falling roof. He was taken home in an ambulance, but died from his injuries about ten to eleven on Tuesday night. Benjamin Walker, a deputy gave corroborating evidence, remarking as he considered the stall in a safe condition when he examined it. The jury returned a verdict of. “Accidental death”.

Nottinghamshire Guardian - Saturday 29 September 1900

On Tuesday afternoon a man named Frank Hague, aged thirty two years, of Mansfield Woodhouse, was engaged holing the coal in a stall, at Warsop Main Colliery, when a quantity of coal fell, fracturing his skull and crushing his face and bruising his arms. Death ensued shortly after. He leaves a widow and four children.

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