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. FATAL ACCIDENT AT PENFFORDD.

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FATAL ACCIDENT AT PENFFORDD. A FOOLISH BOAST. Mr. H. J. E. Price held an inquest at Pen- fordd, parish of Bletherston, on Saturday, upon Thomas Murphy, a farm labourer, aged 35, who met with his death in a curious fashion. Thomas Llewellyn, living at Holloway, Bletherston, gave evidence of identification. Thomas Howells, blacksmith, Rhydyallen, Llanycefn, said he was in the Cross Inn, Penffordd, on Friday evening, with his brother Evan and the deceased, whom he had known for two or three years. They went in about 3.30 p.m., and the three of them left at ten minutes to ten. When they got outside they sat down on some timber, and started talking about colliery work. Witness told deceased that he was going to work at Aberdare as a shoeing-smith. Deceased said he had been working amongst timber, and he lifted up one piece' to show how strong he was. He got hold of a liearier piece, and on being told that was too heavy for him he swung it up, and then became over-balanced, and fell on his back. When they got to him he was un- conscious, and blood was running from his ears. They had no quarrel, and what hap- pened resulted from deceased desiring to show his strength. Evan Howells, the brother of the last wit- ness, gave similar evidence, and Ann Phillips, the landlady testified that the men left sober and friendly. Dr. E. W. Price, Narberth, said he was called to deceased about 3 a.m. on Saturday and got there at 4 a.m. He had then been dead about ten minutes. On examining him he found blood coming from both ears, and a large clot from the mouth. He found the base of the skull had been fractured. He was a man weighing about 11 stone, and the baulk of timber shown to witness would weigh about 2 cwts. A verdict of "Accidental death" was re- turn 3d. J

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