West Briton, 13 September 1844


On the 4th instant, an inquest was held before Mr. GILBERT HAMLEY, deputy coroner, in the parish of Calstock, on view of the body of JOHN HARRIS. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased was driving a wheel-barrow across one of the levels, when by some means he slipped his foot, fell 23 fathoms, and was picked up quite dead. The same young man, a few months ago, fell several fathoms, and broke his thigh. Verdict, accidental death..

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