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Perplexing Case at a Wombwell Inquest

November 1921

Sheffield Daily Telegraph November 3, 1921

Perplexing Case at a Wombwell Inquest

Whether the death of Richard Powell (64) miner, 137, Hough Lane, Wombwell, and any connection with an accident he sustained at Wombwell Main colliery in 1910, was a question that an attempt was made to solve at an inquest held at Wombwell yesterday.

Julie Powell, mining, 77, Cross Milton Street, Wombwell, deceased son, said he was working with his father at the time of the accident. He had to leave the pit, and had never worked since.

Dr WC Jardine, who performed the post-mortem, said that there were evidences of adhesion of the muscles to the ribs. This and other symptoms might have been brought about by the accident..

The coroner’s (Mr CJ Haworth) returned a verdict that the cause of death was senile decay, brought on by atrophy of the liver and then abscess on the lungs, but that there was not sufficient evidence to say whether it at any connection with the accident.