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Shropshire, 1899

Shropshire, 1899

 

Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, 24th June 1899
“FATAL COLLIERY ACCIDENT AT - WROCKWARDINE WOOD.”

Yesterday a sad fatality occurred at the Lilleshall Company's Granville Pits (Donnington Wood Colliery) near St. George's. It appears that a man named John Fenn had been engaged in "ripping the brow" in the top coal seam, and had nearly built up the "cog" when a large lump of roof from between two unperceived slips fell on him and killed him. No blame is attached to anyone, as the place was closely timbered. Work in the seam at once ceased, and the body was conveyed home. Deceased was an efficient workman, and was well respected by his employers and fellow-workmen.


Submitted by Steve Dewhirst
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