Andrew Polland, a well-known junior footballer, of Purdie Street, Burnbank. was seriously injured while at work in Priory Blantyre, on Thursday 20th August 1936. Pollard, who was employed as a machineman, was engaged in cutting coal when he was struck by a heavy stone which fell after the machine had passed along the coal face. Polland sustained a fractured hip and severe head injuries, and had to be removed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Pictured is Priory Colliery that same year.