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.—— Fatal Accident at Cwmbach.-,


—— Fatal Accident at Cwmbach. FATHER OF EIGHT CHILDREN LOSES HIS LIFE. On Monday afternoon, at the Royal Oak Inn, Cwmbacb, Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, held an inquest touching the death of William Hughes, who died on Friday from injuries received on the previous Wednesday while following his employ- ment at the Cwmaman Pit. Mr. William Saint was present on behalf of the Home Office, and Mr. W. Thomas, solicitor, appeared on behalf of the Aberdare District of the S. W.M.F. Hannah Jane Hughes gave evidence of identi- fication. She said deceased was her husband, and lodged at 26, Y nyscynon-sfteet. She resided at Cardigan. Her husband was 45 years of age, and had been engaged in colliery work for twenty years. She saw him before he died. The last time he was home was in January, and be was then in good health. She had eight children. Thomas Davies, employed at the Cwmaman Colliery, said the deceased was his partner. They commenced work on the previous Tuesday night at 9.30 p.m. They were engaged in making a stable in the pit. They were at work abopt 22 yards up in the shaft. A little before 1 o'clock on Wednesday moraing deceased was engaged in sledging a chisel which be (witness) was holding. This was for the purpose of boring a hole. The deceased was standing on a small, platform. While using the sledge he fell on to one of the cogs, and in the fall struck his head agaiost the side. Witness after having seen that there was no danger of him falling off the cog went down for assistance. There was good ventilation in the place where they were at work. Deceased had made no complaint to witness of feeling unwell.—By Mr. baint; The side consisted of hard rock. Deceased was a very strong man.— John Thomas, the night fireman at the colliery. said that while on his round he saw Hughes at the bottom of the pit. He mad", no complaint of feeling unwell.—Dr. Murphy said he saw deceased on Wednesday morning. He was unconscious at the time, and remained thus until he died. His left arm and leg were paralysed. There was a wound on his head. Witness had not opened the skull. — The Coroner: I gave instructions for. a post mortem examination to be made. Y oq. think you have enough to give us the cause of death ?—Witness: I think so. I have no doubt as. to the cause of death.—Coroner: ,Very well, then. I will take it.—Witness then proceeded to 1 say that death was due to effusion of the blood on the surface of the brain. The base of the skull was also fractured.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."



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