On Thursday afternoon a shocking occurrence took place at St. Helen's Colliery, which resulted in the death of EDWARD DAVIS, foreman engine fitter at the colliery, and residing in Peter-street.  It appears that DAVIS was engaged in repairing the pumping apparatus and he went down for that purpose.  Upon stepping from the cage on to the "flat sheets", he missed his footing and fell backwards over into six feet of water and sump.


Assistance was promptly rendered, and the body of DAVIS was recovered by MR. H. JOHNSTONE, the manager of the colliery, and MR. MORORISON, one of the deputy viewers.


DR. DUDGEON was sent for, but his services were of no avail as life was quite extinct.


an inquest will be held on the body of the deceased to-day (Friday).