A serious colliery accident occurred at Faskine last night, in the No. 6 pit, the property of Messrs. Baird of Gartsherrie, which is contracted for by Messrs. McLay and Love. While the workment were being drawn up the shaft, and when about 14 fathoms from the bottom, a large stone fell from the side of the shaft, and, piercing the sheet-iron covering the cage, precipitated three boys, named Moloy, McAleany, and Slaven, to the bottom. Moloy was killed on the spot and McAleany died shortly afterwards. The third was very severely injured, but there is some hope of his recovery.
Glasgow (Scotland) Herald, April 14, 1870.