A miner injured in an underground accident at Doncaster’s last remaining pit is fighting for his life.
The 50-year-old has already undergone major surgery and faces another operation, according to his union chief.
The miner at Hatfield Colliery, who has not been named, is said to be in a critical condition at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.
The Mines Inspectorate has launched an investigation into the incident.
“Our colleague was taken to the Northern General Hospital, where his immediate family joined him.
“Hatfield Colliery’s nursing Sister spoke with our colleague at the hospital after his arrival. We understand he has a number of injuries and it is likely he will undergo surgery and further treatment in the next day or so.
“Our human resources and welfare team are in contact with our colleague’s family to offer them whatever help and support they feel they might need.”
– A spokesman for Hargreaves Services, which operates Hatfield Colliery
A man has been crushed to death by a metal cage while making a delivery to a shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The 65-year-old man from Doncaster, who has not been named, died when the cage containing the delivery fell on him at 9am on Saturday. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which has left a woman in a life-threatening condition.
At 7pm yesterday evening on the A61, Wakefield Road, Barnsley, a black Honda CRV travelling towards Barnsley collided with two pedestrians crossing the road.
One pedestrian, a 48-year-old Barnsley woman sustained a broken pelvis and leg and a head injury. She's in a life-threatening condition at Northern General Hospital. The second pedestrian, a 44-year-old Barnsley man suffered a broken leg. He's in a serious condition at Barnsley Hospital
The driver of the Honda, a 53-year-old Barnsley man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 1055 of 1 December 2012.
A man has been killed and two teenagers are in a critical condition in hospital following a car crash in Sheffield. It happened just after seven o'clock last night on Far Lane in Wadsley. The car lost control, hit a sign and a lamppost before overturning and hitting a wall.
The 18 year old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries along with another 18 year old. A 20 year old man died at the scene. The third passenger in the car escaped with minor injuries.
Emergency services are calling on South Yorkshire’s drivers to make the county’s roads collision free this Friday, to mark a major national awareness day. Fire, police and other partners will be spelling out driving dangers at dozens of events across the county.
Every day approximately 10 people are hurt on the roads of South Yorkshire. By educating motorists about common causes of collisions such as speeding, drink driving and stopping distances, members of the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership aim to bring that figure to zero, if only for one day.
A range of road safety events and demonstrations are taking place across the county. They include a major event in Peel Square, Barnsley where firefighters and paramedics will show crowds how they rescue the victims of serious road smashes.
Keep your distance - leave at least a two second gap between you and the car in front.
Don't drink and drive - just one drink can affect your response times as a driver.
Think speed - the risk of killing a pedestrian is four times higher at 30mph, than 40mph.
South Park Road is closed in both directions due to an accident. There is traffic congestion. Police say a motorcyclist has been seriously injured and taken to hospital - they expect the road to be closed for sometime.