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. FATAL ACCIDENT.

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FATAL ACCIDENT. At the Dolphin Hotel, on Wednesday, the Isf; inst., the County Coroner-Mr. R. Bromley— held an inquest on the body of John Griffiths, aged 67 years, a labourer residing at Buckley, Who died at the Mold Cottage Hospital on the PreviousiSaturday, f rom injuries caused through a fall of clay. Mr. Robert Jones, Manchester House, was foreman of the jury, and there were also present '1l.M. Sub-Inspector of Metaliferous Mines, Mr. O. Jones, and Nurse Judge. Mr. O. Boosie produced plans of the works of Messrs. Catherall and Sons, Limited, Buck ley, where the fatality occurred. Identification of the body by a brother of the deceased having been given, John Row- lands deposed that on the previous Saturday the deceased, Joseph Davison, and himself were working at the clay hole in the works. The deceased was engaged undermining a fall of clay, and witness and Davison were remov- ing the rubbish taken out. One foot had been taken away, and it was considered necessary to 'take away three more feet. Witness had to wheel the rubbish about twenty yards off. On turning round he found the breast of clay had fallen, partially covering the deceased. He Went for the foreman, and on his return, de ceased had been extricated by Davison. Joseph Davison said he was working with the deceased at the time, and described the duties they were engaged in at the clay hole. De. ceased expressed an opinion that the clay above was getting dangerous, adding that he would come down soon. Shortly afterwards the clay Was observed to fall, and deceased and witness ran away. Witness escaped with a slight blow on the back, but Griffiths was caught. He ex- tricated the deceased, who, subsequently, was removed to the Moid Cottage Hospital. William Shepherd Catherall appeared to re- present the Company, and in reply to Mr. JOnefi, said that it was the custom of the dis- trict to get clay by undermining and not by clearing from the top. The Inspector agreed that this was so, and stated this was the second accident from under- lining. Nurse Judge gave evidence as to the death of the deceased, and the jury returned a ver. ict of accidentally killed.'

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