Bradford Observer (15/Dec/1836) – Fatal Mill Accident

Fatal Mill Accident.

On Wednesday morning, a little girl named Sarah Armitage, from Birchencliffe, near Huddersfield, in the employ of Messrs. John Eastwood and Sons, of Folly Hall Mill, having got wet, went to a fire engine room, to dry her pinafore, where there is a shaft, which runs through the wall over the fire hole. The shaft being warm caught hold of the wet pinafore, and dragged her between it and the wall, by which she was killed on the spot. An inquest was held at the Grey Horse Inn the same evening, when a verdict of Accidental Death was returned.