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CHESTER SIGNALMAN S DEATH.

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CHESTER SIGNALMAN S DEATH. UNCONSCIOUS IN HIS BOX. Mr. E. Brassey (City Coroner) held an 1 inquiry at Chester Infirmary on Friday afternoon, touching the death of a signalman named John Rigby, who resided at 4, Cornwall- street, Chester, and was found lying unconscious in a signal-box at the General Station. Messrs- J. Fenna (solicitor), J. Williams, and J. T. Reddish represented the London and North- Western and Great Western Joint Railway Company.—Mrs. Eliza Rigby, the widow, said 1 the deceased, who was 40 years of age, left home about 9.45 p.m. on the 10th instant, and that evening he complained of a headache, but otherwise appeared in fairly good health. She had never known deceased to have fits before.— Dr. Markby, surgeon at the Infirmary, said deceased was admitted to the institution about five p.m. on December 11th. He was uti- eonscious, and there was a slight abrasion on the right temple, which might easily hav., been caused by a fall. Rigby regained sufficient consciousness to recognise his relatives, but remembered nothing of what bad happened. He died on Thursday. — In reply to Mr. Fenna, the doctor said he made a post-mortem examination, and came to the conclusion that the man di..d from apoplexy and not from any violent blow he might have received.-Qu-stioned by a relative of the deceased, witness said he thought Rigby's death was not due to over-eating. He failed to notice that any of the man's teeth were knocked out; he undoubtedly died from natural causes —Chaa. Bishop, Westminster-road, Hoole, said he was working on No. & platform shortly before two o'clock on the morning of the 11th, when another employe called his attention to a signal-box close to, which from the outside seemed to be empty. Witness at once a^c^nded the steps leading to the box, and found deceased lying face downwards in an unconscious state. He procured other assistance, and deceased was eventually conveyed to the Infirmary.-In answer to Mr. Fenna, witness said the approach to the signal-box was a rather difficult one. There were no signs of personal violence in the box, and Rigby's head was quite a foot away from any obstacle.—The jury returned a verdict of Death from natural causes."

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