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1 Severn Tunnel Fatality. Dr. Grace, the coroner for South Gloucestershire, held an inquest at the King's Arms, Redwick, on Friday, respecting the death of Thomas Pullin and Robert Barber, two platelayers, who were killed in the Severn Tunnel, on Thursday, June 22nd. David England, of Pilning, labourer in the Severn runnel, said on Thursday afternoon he was working with Pullin on the up road. Barber crossed to the up line to avoid the Bristol down train. Witness heard the approach of the up train, and warned his mates, who appeared to take no notice. The tuunel at the time was full of smoke. Nearly forty trains passed through the tunnel in the eight hours. He heard the driver sound his whistle. They could cot hear the approaching traiu from South Wales ou account of the passing down train.' George Foster, of Redwick, Gloucestershire, said they generally could tell when a train was coming by the current of air. Manholes to holdftwo men were placed along the side of the tunnel at short distances, but if they could not reach them they stood in the six-foot way or lay down in the four- foot way. A verdict of Accidental death was returned, the jury adding that they did not attach biame to anybody. A. vote of sympathy with the relatives was passed, and a subscription started for the widows and orphans.

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