Carpenter, Samuel

Carpenter, Samuel       1884 August 30th         Horningsham

The Coroner for this district (Mr F T Sylvester) held an inquest at Mr Pope’s dairy on Monday, on the body of Samuel Carpenter, a laborer in the employ of the Marquis of Bath, who had died on the previous Saturday evening from injuries caused by the wheels of a wagon passing over his body earlier in the day.

It appeared from the evidence that was taken, that on the Saturday in question deceased had been engaged, in company with six other men, in carrying oats at Betany Farm. After the work was finished they drove home in a wagon they had been using during the day, and as the deceased was alighting from the conveyance he fell under the wheels. The horses immediately moved forward, and before Carpenter could move out of the way, two of the wheels had passed over his abdomen, crushing him in a terrible manner. He was almost immediately taken to his home and medical assistance was obtained, but the deceased succumbed at eleven o’clock the same evening.

After hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of “Accidental Death.”

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