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IMynydd Mawr Railway


I Mynydd Mawr Railway I Fatality. i -1 I COLLIER RUN OVER BY A TRAIN. CORONER'S APPEAL TO THE WORKMEN. An inquest was held by Mr. W. W. Brodie at Capel Als Schoolroom* on Monday evening, respecting the death of David Griffiths (34), Penyrhodyn, Felinfoel. which took place at the Hospital on Saturday morning, as a result of inj uries sustained by being run over on the Mynydd Mawr Railway by a train of trucks. Mr. David Randell (of the firm of Messrs. Randell, Saunders, and Randell) represented the Miners' Federation of Great Britain. Tho'nas Jones, Rhandirfelin House, Felin- foel, haulier, stated that the body viewed by the jury was that of his son-in-law, who re- sided at Penyrhodyn. Deceased, who was 34 years of age. had enjoyed good health during the last, twelve months. The Cororer: Has he been subjected to any- thing? Witness: He had a fainting lit three .vears ago? Dr. Evan Evans said lie first saw the de- ceased being carried down Old Road on a stretcher at about 8.30 on Saturday morning, and subsequently examined him at the Hos- pital, where he died at 10.30. The cause of death was shock, due to injuries. The upper part of both deceased's thighs was badly mangled. The Coroner: Were they consistent with a train of trucks having passed over himYes. I suppose it was a hopeless case from the first?—Yes. First-aid had been rendered by some of the men?—Yes. Albert Dawson, plasterer, 2 Mount Pleasant, stated that on April 2nd he was going to work at Pontyberem by the workmen's train on the Mynydd Mawr Railway. The Coroner: In which coach were YOU riding? Witness: In the second saloon. The Coroner: Were you on the outside or the inside of the saloon'?—Ooutside. Do you remember the train approaching Caeglas?—Yes, and about a couple of hundred yards before we got there I saw three persons jump off the train. How fast was the train travelling then?— From seven to eight miles an hour, as near as I could guess. Was the deceased one of them?—Yes. Did he manage to get clear off or not?— From what I could see he must have dropped on some stones, and turned towards the car- riage. It was a rough place. was if ?—Yes. Did lie fall against the carriage?—Before lie could get on his feet the next. carriage struck him. and he was knocked forward. Was he knocked under the truck ?—One leg was over the line, but I could not see all that happened very well, because there was a curve in the line. 'Did the train stop?—Yes, at Caegla«. and on going back I founel deceased on the line. Had the carriages passed over him ?—Yep. Did. lie say anything to you ?—All he said was, "It is all over." He was brought down to Llanelly ?—-Yes. James Evans, guard in the employ of the Mynydd Mawr Bail way Company, said he lived at Trostre Road, and was in charge of the train referred to by the last witness. The Coroner: Do the men jump off wnh your authority or not ? Witness: No, sir. Is. there any notice ¡¡gainsr it ¥e: there is a notice in. each, carriage. Do you follow that up with verbal advice? —Yes. Can you say -why deceased jumped off ?—No. It has been suggested to me that by jump- ing where he did. deceased would have saved some distance to the Capel Hall Colliery?— That may be. It is quite possible that such is the case?— Yes. The Coroner, in summing up, said he was afraid deceased, in jumping off the train while it was in motion, did so at his own risk. A verdict, of "Accidental death" was re- turned. The Coroner: This is the second occasion in which a fatality .lias occurred by persons, iumping off trains in motion on this particu- lar railway, and, seeing that the company have taken the precaution of putting notices up in each carriage, warning persons of the risk they run in doing sn. I can only express the hope that. they will obey the instructions in future The Foreman (Mr..T. Simleft): It is a wonder there are not, more accidents. I have been on the Mynvdd Mawr train, and have seen many ;"II)T)ing off ivlijle it was in motion. Cor ner: The company cannot do more .1, i 't rn notices. The Foreman: There is no fault on the mnllagement. The Coroner: None whatever. I

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