Califat Stone Fall Fatality 1870
The Death Of George Lawrence Aged 41 Years
The 4th November 1870 Leicester Journal reported:
- Thringstone – On Wednesday an inquiry was opened before Mr. Gregory, county coroner, into the cause of the death of George Lawrence, a miner employed at No. 2 Pit Coleorton Colliery.
- On the 26th of October the deceased man was at work for another man making a road up to the stall, where he and the others were getting the coal. As the deceased was walking from his stall to get a pick to work with, a stone that was being loosened, weighing 10 cwt. to 12 cwt., fell upon him.
- The unfortunate man received a compound fracture of the right thigh, a fracture of the left thigh, dislocation of the left hip, and fracture of the ribs on the right side. There were also internal contusions.
- He lingered till Monday night. He was 41 years of age. Verdict – Accidental death.
The 9th November 1870 Derby Mercury reported:
- Coleorton – Inquest – An inquest was held Wednesday last, at Thringstone, before Mr. Gregory, coroner, upon George Lawrence, deceased, aged 41.
- From the evidence of William Wain, it appears the deceased was employed in No.2 pit, Coleorton Colliery, and received extensive injuries from the falling of a heavy stone weighing 12 cwt.
- Dr. Hatchett saw the deceased, the right and left thighs were fractured, and the left hip dislocated. There were also internal contusions.
- Verdict – Accidental death.