Huddersfield Chronicle (17/Jun/1899) - Local Notes: Accident at Marsden


  • Johnson's death was recorded in the fourth quarter of 1899 (i.e. between October and December) in Huddersfield, although it is not known if it was due to the accident.

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.


Accident at Marsden.

Richard Johnson, stone breaker, 71 years of age. employed by the Huddersfield Corporation at the Butterley Waterworks, Marsden, and residing at the Lodging House, Marsden, was admitted into the Huddersfield Infirmary on Saturday last. It appears that he was coming home from his work and had to get down a bank on which were some large pieces of shale, and while stepping from one to the other one large piece rolled under him and he fell over two or three times, and when picked up by some of his fellow-workmen it was found that he had badly injured his left thigh. He was conveyed as stated to the Infirmary, where it was found that he had sustained a fracture of the left femur. The injured man is progressing satisfactorily.