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County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 42 ] SATURDAY, 19th.., OCTOBER, 1867 [ Price 1d.

FATAL ACCIDENT AT ROUND OAK:- On Tuesday afternoon, a lad, named James Henry Arthur, a coal loader, was playing, in company with several others, on a siding, near the Earl of Dudley's canal wharf, Round Oak. Whilst running among a number of trucks that were lying there, an engine knocked him down and passed over him, severing the right leg a little below the knee. There was also a deep incised wound, running from the knee to the loins. The unfortunate lad was conveyed to the Round of Beef Inn, and the assistance of Mr.Corbett, surgeon was obtained. Whilst this gentleman was examining the boy, Mr.Fereday, surgeon of Dudley, passed, and a consultation was held. It was then determined not to amputate the limb, in as much as the lad was not expected to survive many hours, even if the operation was performed. The poor lad succumbed to the injuries received, and an inquest was held in Thursday, at the Round of Beef Inn, before Mr.W.H.Phillips, deputy coroner. After hearing the evidence, from which it appeared that no one besides the poor lad himself was to blame the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death".