James Martin’s fate at Hallside

Hallside Steelworks

Hallside Steelworks

On Thursday 23rd July 1936, a High Blantyre steelworker was tragically killed in an accident near to Blantyre.  James Martin (41), a, crane driver, residing at 208 Main Street. High Blantyre, was involved in this accident which afterwards proved fatal.

In the Steel Company of Scotland works Hallside, Cambuslang, two hand winches were being used to hoist a seven-ton crane into its position 20 feet overhead. One of the hooks snapped and the crane crashed the ground. Martin was struck, and died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary shortly after admission. He is survived by his wife and one child.

Pictured is the upper gantry, the scene of the accident.

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