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Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, March 4th, 1882


PIT ACCIDENT :- On Friday last week a man named Richard Rogers, residing at Dawley, and employed by Messrs. Buckley and Bowen, charter-masters at one of the Madeley Court Companies coal pits, met with a serious accident. Rogers is what is known in collieries as a "level filler," and whilst at work a quantity of earth fell upon him from the roof, breaking his leg. The poor fellow was at once extricated from his perilous position, taken up the pit and conveyed home in a cart. Medical aid was sent for and Mr L Webb, the field surgeon, was quickly in attendance, and rendered the sufferer every assistance. Rogers is going on as well as could be expected.


Submitted by Steve Dewhirst

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