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MEETING OF DENBIGHSHIRE MINERS.

BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

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B 0 D F A R Y. FATAL ACCIDENT. THE INQUEST. ON Friday, the 10th inst, about six o'clock in the evening, Mr. Owen Owen, Forge farm, Bodfary, met with an accident, which shortly afterwards terminated fatally. It appears that deceased was occupied in unfastening a horse from a cart, having been carting some coal, when the horse moved on, and deceased was crushed between the cart and the wall, death resulting immediately. The inquest was held at 11 45 on Monday morning at the Downing Arms, Bodfary, be- fore Mr. R. Bromley, coroner for Flintshire, and the following Jury:—Mr Edward Jones, Ty Isa (foreman), John Jones, Warren; David Jones. Forge; Charles Davies, Ro- bert Roberts, Joseph Jones, Robert Evans,' Samuel Morris, Joseph Littler, Joseph Jones, David Roberts, and Edward Salis- bury. Gwladys Owen, a little girl, said she was the daughter of the deceased, and lived at Forge Farm. Her father's name was Owen Owen, he was about 61 years of age, and was a farmer. She remembered Friday, the 19th inst. Her father was unfastening the horse from the cart when the accident hap- pened. He was standing between the cart and the wall. The horse moved on and the cart caught her father. Then he fell down. This was about six o'clock on Friday, and the accident happened in the shed where the carts were kept Her father had been fetching coal, and was quite well. She was standing on the other side of the cart at the time the accident happened. The horse had not been properly unfastened from the cart, but she could not say what part of the cart caught her father. It struck him in the lower part of the body, and he fell down, but did not groan or utter a cry at all. The horse then backed as it could go no further. Then witness ran to fetch her sister, who came there immediately. Her father was quite strong and healthy, though he had met vvith many accidents before. She thought he had met with an accident about three years ago, with a runaway horse. Her father was lame, but was lame before the accident she had referred to. The foreman: I was called to the place. The body was lying on the ground, and was quite dead when I got there. I am sure I was there in about five minutes after it had hap- pened. Elizabeth Ellen Owen, another daughter of the deceased, who was much distressed, said the accident happened between half past five and six o'clock. Her sister cam e to fetch her, and told her that her father had fallen. She ran out with her sister and saw her father down on the ground by the shed where the carts were kept. She thought he must have been dead at the time. They sent for the doctor and did everything that was possible for him. The Coroner It seems to me that this is a very clear case, and that there is no necessity for me to take up any time in summing up. In cases of this kind it is of course absolutely necessary that an inquest be held. Now, gen- tlemen will you kindly return your verdict. The iury unanimously returned a verdict of 4 accidental death.'

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