Whilst pushing a rake of empty hutches up an incline in the Loanend Colliery in 1926, William Dowdles, James Mulvaney and Thos. Wales were trapped by a runaway train of full hutches which came hurtling down on them.
Dowdles, who lived at 6 Carfin Street, Dixon’s Row, Blantyre, was instantly killed, while Mulvaney, who stayed at 400 Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, had his leg broken and his chest crushed. He made a good recovery. Wales was thrown aside, and escaped with bruises.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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