On Wednesday, at noon, a miner named Richard Crowther left his comrades in the Snailbeach Lead Mines for the purpose of coming up to attend the funeral of a former workman at the mines. In doing so the poor fellow met with a dreadful accident, for shortly afterwards his body was found dreadfully crushed not far from the cage. No one was with him when the accident happened, but it is supposed by some means the man must have been dragged under the cage while it was in motion, and thus got crushed to death. Deceased was chief pitman of the miners, and had worked at Snailbeach many years.
Great sympathy is felt with Mrs. Crowther and the family, who are much respected in the neighbourhood.