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1993 - Page 8

Silverhill Closed After 118 Years


Fatal Accidents

Fatal Accidents Silver Hill: For The Old Pit, Coopers:

  • David Lenton (28) collier, killed by fall of roof bind 24/8/1870
  • Thomas Hewitt (26) collier, killed by fall of Top Hard coal 24/6/1871.

Fatal Accidents At The New Pit

  • John Wright (24) stallman, 20th Apr 1882, fall in Silkstone seam (3rd fatal at Silver Hill, but the first in the lower horizon)
  • Daniel Kirk (34) stallman, fall of roof whilst building a pack 10/1/1884
  • John Moore (65) run over by tubs 21/5/1885
  • George Chadwick (23) loader, fall of roof 4/8/1885
  • William Noakes (..?) and William Moore (34), was killed when they both fell down the shaft with six others when the cage was sent crashing into the pit bottom as the other cage was over wound and kinged, 20/1/1886, furnace was put out immediately
  • Edwin James Gregory (20) 10/5/1886, committed suicide by jumping down the shaft
  • William Wilson (..?) -8/1886
  • William Bates (..?) 8/9/87
  • Sam Mayfield (40) loader, crushed between loaded tub and prop 21/12/1885, died 20/1/1886
  • Richard Wood (37) collier, fall whilst withdrawing timber from waste, trapped 14/10/1887 and died 18/10/1887
  • James Millward (14) driver, run over by loaded tub 28/2/1888
  • Roby Marriott (18) horse driver, fell between horse and tubs 1.30pm 12/3/1894
  • Thomas Halford (34) fall of roof 15/1/1892
  • Sydney Thomas Maddox (16) lamp lighter, tried to stop a runaway horse 12.20pm 26/9/1894, died 27/9/1894
  • Joseph King (51) dayman, fall of side whilst building gate side pack 23/6/1896
  • Sam Jackson (34) dataller, fall of side whilst repairing Low Main roadway 9/1/1897
  • William Tomlinson (43) stallman, Silkstone (Blackshale), fall of roof, ripping a new gate 22/9/1898
  • Sam Lunn (27) plane runner 23/8/1899, suicide, jumped down shaft
  • Alfred Taylor (39) stallman, died from blood poisoning on 1/11/1900 from injury to hand 24/10/1899
  • Alfred Birks (27) 12/9/1901 jumped down shaft
  • Benjamin Kirkman (30) stallman, died 18/12/1902 from injuries received in Nov 1891, but the Coroner at the inquest came to the conclusion that his death was due to a brain abscess and not the accident
  • Joseph Dring (27) ¬†banksman, cage moved whilst unloading and he fell down the shaft 8/12/1903
  • William Bacon (45) stallman, at front of full tub being lowered at 1in7 in his Silkstone stall when brake failed and he was crushed 2/9/1904
  • Joseph Dixon (47) stallman, fall of Tupton roof after a shot fired 3/8/1905
  • John Jennings Fowler (18) banksman, crushed between waggons on surface 17/11/1905
  • James Scott (38) stallman, fall of roof in Tupton, injured and fractured a leg 6/3/1906, died 20/3/1906
  • Walt Denby (34) train runner, following train of 8 tubs up an incline, coupler broke and the drag did not stop the tubs running over him 9/4/1906
  • William Lindley (27) stallman, Tupton, knocked out prop in goaf and roof fell 18/2/1909, died 19/7/1909
  • Francis James Randle (22) 16/1/1910
  • Charles William Tucker (42) 13/6/1910 fell down staple shaft and drowned
  • John Neep (47) fall of roof 31/5/1910, died 16/7/1910
  • Edmund Cowlishaw (39) stallman, coals rolled over, broken back 29/7/1910, died 8/8/1910
  • Frederick Aldred (21) dataller, lowering tubs down a 1in6 slope, they ran away and he was run over, found 90 yards (82m) away, 20/10/1911
  • Henry Allwood (52) stallman, stripping a fault, when stone fell from the roof 21/6/1912
  • Francis James Hadley (22) run over by tubs 14/1/1916 died 15/1/1916
  • John William Tomlinson (49) fall of coal 1/4/1917, died 3/4/1917
  • John Thomas Wilson (39) kicked by a pony on the surface 14/10/1917, died from gangrene 25/10/1917
  • William Henry Hinds (22) ? 3/12/1918
  • George Harold Reeves (15) ? possibly haulage accident 1/6/1919
  • William Bacon (26) coal cutting attendant, killed by electric shock from haulage rope of machine 7pm 7/4/1922, the Deputy received a shock but recovered
  • Sam Alberry (45) stallman, fall from slips in roof 1.45pm, 18/2/1923, died 23/2/1923
  • Thomas William Mayfield Hollingsworth (29) stallman, stone fell from slips, 1.15pm 28/2/1923
  • John Alfred Holmes (37) ? 30/3/1923
  • Will Garrad (59) timberer, working in scour, and was trapped under a large fall, 30-40 tons 9/3/1924
  • John Albert Holmes (37) fall of roof 30/3/1925, died 31/3/1925
  • George Henry Frost (45) crushed by tubs 5/2/26
  • John Thomas Hollis (26) fall of roof 27/12/26
  • George Will Nelson (25) stallman, found under 3 tons of stone, withdrawing timber 11/2/1927
  • John Edward Corderoy (17) 16/4/1931
  • Jack Charlton (18) run over by tubs 3/3/1927
  • William Henry Halford (28) fall of roof 30/3/1927
  • Cecil Aukland (21) crushed by tubs 20/2/1928
  • William Potter (17) rope runner, found under tubs, was riding and fell off 27/1/1928
  • James Aked or Askew (46) crushed by tubs 21/5/1928, died 22/5/1928
  • Edward Corderoy (17) crushed by tubs 10/4/1931
  • Frank Quincey (28) fall of coal 25/11/1932
  • Arthur Cockayne (20) fall of roof 27/11/1932
  • Benjamin Emmanuel Woodhead (47) fall of roof 17/2/1933, died 19/2/1933
  • Walter Henry Simpson (48) injured hand on 20/1/1933, died from septicaemia 26/3/1933
  • George Morrel (43) hit by a haulage rope 17/4/1934
  • Alfred Hollingsworth (62) injured his arm 20/11/1934, died from septic pneumonia 7/12/1934
  • John James Taylor (18) run over by tubs 11/10/1935
  • Thomas Wallace Cecil Vann (42) fall in a roadway 25/11/1935
  • Robert Arthur Allen (35) fall of roof 24/2/1937, died 25/1/1938
  • Wilfred Lewis Cooper (49) run over by tubs 14/1/1938
  • Albert Edward Gascoyne (46) fall of roof 22/8/1938
  • Herbert Seeley (19) ? 19/12/1938
  • James Hibbert (37) 11/4/1939
  • Leonard Jones (37) fall of roof 1/4/1940
  • Cyril Simms (27) fall of roof 15/9/1940
  • John Albert Wharton (53) ? ../10/1940
  • Simon Charles Thorpe (50) ? 30/1/1941
  • John Weston (29) shunter, run over by wagons on the surface 25/5/1941
  • Leonard William Matthews (32) fall of roof 16/10/1941
  • Jack Dring (29) fall of roof 21/3/1942
  • Edward Sparham (37) fall of roof 29/9/1942, died 22/2/1943
  • John Edward Langton (52) 19/6/1944, run over by tubs, died 26/6/1944
  • Albert West (22) crushed by tubs 24/9/1944
  • William Fritchley (33) fall of roof 5/10/1944
  • James Edward Breedon (14) crushed by tubs 3/10/1945
  • Philip Montague Smeeton (19) trapped and crushed by tubs 24/5/1946 died 26/5/1946 (Bevin boy) Smeeton
  • Leonard Owen (24) crushed by tubs 25/1/1947
  • John Isaac Armstrong (37) fell from a scaffold on the surface 23/9/1947
  • John Jones (56) crushed by tubs 30/6/1948
  • Stanley Hallam (25) shotfiring accident 3/9/1948
  • Leonard Scott (64) 26/12/48, put down to natural causes
  • William Henry Green (65) crushed by wagons on the surface 13/3/1949
  • Arthur Waring (51) 30/3/1949
  • Alfred Machin (24) and James Austin Holmes (33) killed by runaway trams 25/8/1949
  • George Mark Tucker (65) fall of roof 19/10/1949
  • William Box (61) hit by falling object on the surface 21/7/1952
  • Ron Denby (24) fall of roof 17/3/1954
  • George William Ashmore (61) crushed by wagons on the surface 4/5/1955
  • Thomas Beighton (42) fall of roof 8/2/1957
  • Leonard Oliver (56) fall of roof 8/1/1958
  • Dennis Pitchford (38) shotfiring accident 1/10/1960
  • John Henry Armes (27) fall of roof 26/2/1960
  • Harold Cropper (60) electrocuted 19/5/1962
  • Alan Shaw (22) fall of roof -/9/1964
  • Reginald Alsop (56) fall of roof -/9/1961, died 6/10/1964
  • George Arthur Smith (34) crushed by a bulldozer on the surface dirt tip 14/3/1967
  • Reginald Thomas Bacon (61) caught in machinery 31/5/1968
  • Brian Alfred Round (27) fall of roof 13/3/1973
  • David Hardy (18) caught in machinery 23/5/1985 Val Hardy Ian Harris
  • Ross Parkin (49) crushed by a powered support ? /1/1991 Ian Harris

Serious Non-fatal accidents and incidents:

  • 3 serious accidents 1879, one in Jan, one in Apr, one in Sep
  • 2 serious accidents 1881, one in Sep, one in Dec. Explosion 2 slightly injured, candle ignited powder whilst charging a shot hole 15/9/1881
  • George Geeson (54) died on the pit bank whilst waiting to descend the shaft 11/2/1895
  • One injured drilling out 4oz ‘Amvis’ powder which had failed to fire 8/1/1900
  • .... Thomas Hartley (25) leg injuries after being run down by a tub -/2/1950
  • Albert Ryde (50) head injuries when a prop flew out 4/3/1950
  • Frank Gledhill (46) body and arm injured 27/10/1950
  • Harold Wombwell (42) fall of roof that injured his arm resulting in the arm being amputated 24/11/1951
  • Colin Brooks (37) injuries to body caused by fall of roof 24/11/1951
  • Sid Ingleby (35) back and arm injuries from fall of coal 27/3/1951
  • John Roebuck (16) head injuries by being crushed by tubs 22/5/1952
  • Barry Newbury (53) injuries to his chest 30/6/1952
  • William Box (61) injuries to his chest 22/7/1952
  • John Craddock (45) broken leg 29/6/1953
  • Joseph Phillips (55) fall of coal, broken thigh 28/9/1953
  • Roy Bamford (38) leg injuries due to a fall of roof 13/3/1954
  • Noel Kitson Bennett (48) injury to leg 3/10/1954
  • Arthur Haervey (40) injuries to his legs 20/1/1955
  • Ivan Terry Orrell (18) arm injuries by being crushed by a tub 4/6/1955
  • There was an ignition of methane gas in 1955 whilst shotfiring at a ripping lip in Deep Hard, South Eastam
  • Arthur Toft (33) leg injuries 3/8/1955
  • Thomas William Bailey (55) leg injuries due to fall of coal 28/4/1956
  • William (Bill) Jones (39) ankle injury due to a fall of coal 6/7/1956
  • Thomas Waites (45) back injuries due to a prop flying out 22/11/1956
  • Sam Ball (40) fractured pelvis caused by a fall of coal 4/1/1957
  • Patrick Morrell (16) arm and wrist injuries 29/3/1957.......

A claim for compensation payment was put in by A Woodward (26) for nystagmus Sep 1918.

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