Leeds Intelligencer (15/Nov/1802) - Accident at Austonley Mill

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.

A most melancholy and dreadful accident happened on Saturday fe'nnight, at Austonley Mill, near Holmfirth, belonging to Mr. Christ. Green; the whole of the roof of the said mill, suddenly fell in; there were fourteen persons sleeping in the same, three of whom were instantly crushed to death, and two others so dreadfully bruised, that there are small hopes of their recovery. The rest escaped unhurt. The mill has not been built more than twelve months.