Grand Turk Inn.
1835 - Joseph Stinton
1856 - J. Glossop
1858 - John Lawrence
1870 - Charles Piddington
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"On Saturday evening last, an inquest was held at the Grand Turk Inn,
Ludgate Hill, on the body of Job Clarke, a married man, forty-one years of
age, who met with his death under the following sad circumstances. Deceased, a
very a steady man, had tor some time been employed in the foundry of Messrs.
Abraham Jones and Son,
was at his usual work on Monday, the 12th inst. He and other men in the works
were engaged in moving by means of a crane some iron castings of the weight of 1
ton 1 cwt. 8 qrs. As the machine was being turned slowly round with its attached
weight, by some means the chain attached to the crane, and holding the mass of
iron, gave way [broke]. Deceased being, it is thought, aware of danger, drew
back, but stumbled and fell to the ground, and a portion of the descending
casting and the broken chain falling upon his foot, crushed the toes and front
of the foot in a shocking manner. The unfortunate man was extricated as soon as
possible, and conveyed to the General Hospital. Here the case was received by
Mr. Joseph Smith, acting house surgeon, in the temporary absence of Mr. W. P.
Goodall. The injury to Clarke was found to be of such a character that
amputation, after consultation, was determined upon, and the operation was
skilfully performed the next day. For some time the patient seemed to be in a
fair way to recover, but he had diseased lungs, and gradually sinking under the
effects of the disease and the injury he had received, he died on Thursday last.
After hearing this testimony, and it not appearing that blame of any kind
attached to any one in the foundry, the Jury, under the Coroner's direction,
returned a verdict of " Accidental death."
Singular Accident at Messrs. Jones's Iron Foundry" in
Daily Post 14th July 1858
"From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness
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